Note: This bibliographic page is archived and will no longer be updated. For an up-to-date list of publications from the Music Technology Group see the Publications list .

Characterization of the Freesound Online Community

Title Characterization of the Freesound Online Community
Publication Type Conference Paper
Year of Publication 2012
Conference Name Third International Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing
Authors Font, F. , Roma G. , Herrera P. , & Serra X.
Pagination 279-284
Conference Start Date 28/05/2012
Conference Location Baiona, Spain
Abstract There are many online communities with member generated and openly available multimedia content. Their success depends on having active contributing users and on producing useful content. With this criterion, the community of sound practitioners that has emerged in Freesound is a successful case of interest to be studied. But to understand it and support it further we need an appropriate analysis methodology. In this paper we propose some qualitative and quantitative approaches for its characterization, focusing on the analysis of organizational structure, shared goals, user interactions and vocabulary sharing. We think that the proposed approach can be applied to other online communities with similar characteristics.
preprint/postprint document
Final publication