Classifying Music within the Basic Concepts Classification

  • Rick Szostak University of Alberta
  • Richard Smiraglia University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Abstract

This paper explores how we can better classify music – documents about music, as well as musical scores and recordings – within the Basic Concepts Classification (BCC). We hope first to take advantage of the synthetic nature of the BCC to capture dimensions that are usually ignored in music classification, and to be (more) exhaustive in our treatment of options along all dimensions. Yet we also intend to flesh out the schedules for genre and medium in order to achieve broad coverage. We thus hope to better classify music than is possible within any existing classification.

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2019-07-18
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