The Song Remains the Same: Lossless Conversion and Streaming of MIDI to RDF and Back

A. Meroño-Peñuela, Rinke Hoekstra

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In this demo, we explore the potential of RDF as a representation
format for digital music. Digital music is broadly used today
in many professional music production environments. For decades, MIDI
(Musical Instrument Digital Interface) has been the standard for digital
music exchange between musicians and devices, albeit not in a Web
friendly way. We show the potential of expressing digital music as Linked
Data, using our midi2rdf suite of tools to convert and stream digital
music in MIDI format to RDF. The conversion allows for lossless round
tripping: we can reconstruct a MIDI file identical to the original using its
RDF representation. The streaming uses an existing, novel generative audio
matching algorithm that we use to broadcast, with very low latency,
RDF triples of MIDI events coming from arbitrary analog instruments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web. ESWC 2016
Subtitle of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9989
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2016

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NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


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