AbstractThis paper examines existing metadata standards for describing music related information in the context of Chinese music tradition. With most research attention focussing on n music, research into computational methods and knowledge representation for world music is still in its infancy. Following the introduction of symbolic elements in the Chinese traditional system, a comparison between these elements and the expressiveness of some prevailing metadata models and standards including Semantic Web ontologies is presented.
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