Towards the Representation of Chinese Traditional Music: A State of the Art Review of Music Metadata Standards

Mi Tian, György Fazekas, Dawn Black, Mark Sandler


This 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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