La Burthe, A., Pachet, F. and Aucouturier, JJ Editorial Metadata in the Cuidado Music Browser: Between Universalism and Autism. In Kia Ng. et al., editor, Proceedings of the WedelMusic 2003 Conference, pages 130-137, Leeds, U.K., September 2003

Sony CSL authors: Jean-Julien Aucouturier, Amaury La Burthe, Fran├žois Pachet


We address the metadata management problem in the context of future Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) systems. We propose a classification of existing musical editorial systems in two categories: the autistic and the universalists. Universalists propose shared information, at the expense of consensuality. Autistic approaches allow individual parameterization, at the expense of reusability. We propose an architecture and a system for managing editorial metadata that lies in the middle of these two extremes viewpoints: we organize musical editorial information in such a way that users can benefit from shared metadata when they wish, while allowing them to create and manage a private version of editorial information. A mechanism allows to synchronize both views (the shared and the private view). We describe the architecture and the application in progress, in the context of the Cuidado European IST project.

Keywords: metadata, Cuidado, Music Browser, audio descriptors


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@INPROCEEDINGS { pachet:03e, ADDRESS="Leeds, U.K.", AUTHOR="La Burthe, A. and Pachet, F. and Aucouturier, JJ", BOOKTITLE="Proceedings of the WedelMusic 2003 Conference", EDITOR="Kia Ng. et al.", MONTH="September", PAGES="130-137", TITLE="Editorial Metadata in the Cuidado Music Browser: Between Universalism and Autism", YEAR="2003", }