Lee, J. H., Downie, J. S., & Cunningham, S. J. (2005). Challenges in cross-cultural/multilingual music information seeking. In Proceedings: Sixth International Conference on Music Information Retrieval. ISMIR 2005: 11-15 September 2005, London, U.K. (c) 2005 Queen Mary, University of London.
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Understanding and meeting the needs of a broad range of music users across different cultures and languages are central in designing a global music digital library. This exploratory study examines cross-cultural/multilingual music information seeking behaviors and reveals some important characteristics of these behaviors by analyzing 107 authentic music information queries from a Korean knowledge search portal Naver (knowledge) iN and 150 queries from Google Answers website. We conclude that new sets of access points must be developed to accommodate music queries that cross cultural or language boundaries.
Queen Mary, University of London
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