An Opera Information System Based on MPEG-7

TitleAn Opera Information System Based on MPEG-7
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2004
Conference Name5th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR)
AuthorsCelma, Ò., & Mieza E.
AbstractWe present an implementation of the MPEG-7 standard for a multimedia content description of lyric opera in the context of the European IST project OpenDrama. The project goals are the definition, development, and integration of a novel platform to author and deliver the rich cross-media digital objects of lyric opera. MPEG-7 has been used in OpenDrama as the base technology for a music information retrieval system. In addition to the MPEG-7 multimedia description scheme, different classification schemes have been proposed to deal with operatic concepts such as musical forms (acts, scenes, frames, introduction, etc.), musical indications (piano, forte, ritardando, etc.), and genre and creator roles (singers, musicians, production staff, etc.). Moreover, this project has covered the development of an authoring tool for an MPEG-7 standard, namely MDTools, which includes segmentation, classification scheme generation, creation and production, and media information descriptors.
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