In the music domain, several ontologies have been proposed to annotate musical data, in both symbolic and audio form, and generate semantically rich Music Knowledge Graphs. However, current models lack interoperability and are insufficient for representing music history and the cultural heritage context in which it was generated; risking the propagation of recency and cultural biases to downstream applications. In this article, we propose the Polifonia Ontology Network (PON) for music cultural heritage, centred around four modules: Music Meta (metadata), Representation (content), Source (provenance) and Instrument (cultural objects). We design PON with a strong accent on cultural stakeholder requirements and competency questions (CQs), contributing an NLP-based toolkit to support knowledge engineers in generating, validating, and analysing them; and a novel, high-quality CQ dataset produced as a result. We show current and future use of these resources by internal project pilots, early adopters in the music industry, and opportunities for the Semantic Web and Music Information Retrieval communities.
|Title of host publication||The Semantic Web – ISWC 2023 - 22nd International Semantic Web Conference, Proceedings|
|Editors||Terry R. Payne, Valentina Presutti, Guilin Qi, María Poveda-Villalón, Giorgos Stoilos, Laura Hollink, Zoi Kaoudi, Gong Cheng, Juanzi Li|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Oct 2023|
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
- Knowledge Engineering
- Cultural Heritage