The Alignment Task for Musical Archives Heritage (ComeUE UPL) is an interdisciplinary project (incorporating computer science, library and information science, and human and social sciences) that brings together the LESC, the LIASD, and the World Cultures Institute (Maison des Cultures du Monde), as well as data from the National Library of France and the Quai Branly Museum to strengthen the connections between ethnomusicology collections and their partners (audio recordings, objects, iconography).

The project focuses on the management of indexing vocabularies (access, enrichment, interoperability, alignment) for sound archives, and more largely for musical data stemming from research and heritage in order to further their development on both a national and international level in the context of Linked Open Data. The aim of the project is to showcase the value of interconnection and to prove the feasibility of its effectuation in various technical environments, in the presence of and between specific internal vocabularies and external reference vocabularies (“Pivots” of international dimension, Rameau and Mimo type conforming to web data standards). Based on concrete cases, the project will achieve these goals through the establishment of usage scenarios, testable specifications, and procedures in line with the needs of computer science and research professionals (exchange, semi-automated alignment, graphic and dynamic data visualization, collaborative annotations). The project is closely linked with past and ongoing programs of partner organizations: ANR Diadems and Doremus, consortium Musica (TGIR Huma-Num), LabEx PasP, Europeana Sounds.



Comue Paris-Lumières (2016)



Nédra Mellouli-Nauwynck (lecturer, Liasd)

Aude Julien Da Cruz Lima (project engineer, Lesc)



Maison des Cultures du Monde


Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac


Key Words

Vocabulaires contrôlés, thésaurus, alignement, musique, recherche d'information sémantique, Internet, valorisation
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