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Playing textual analysis as music

Weir, G. R. S. and Livitsanou, M. (2010) Playing textual analysis as music. In: Proceedings of ICTATLL 2010, Kyoto, Japan. University of Strathclyde.

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Abstract

Textual analysis tools are now readily available and accessible to all but there are often difficulties in securing clear and useful analytical results, since the levels of abstraction employed in the tools is often mismatched to the level of interest of the researcher. Many tools provide low-level statistical analyses, with extensive data output, but leave the task of assimilating the significance of the results up to the investigator. In this setting, we have begun investigating a novel approach to data projection that may assist in a variety of assimilation contexts. We have developed a prototype software tool that takes the data output from an existing textual analysis program and maps the results to a musical 'interpretation'. This allows listeners to hear the textual characteristics of a particular document or to compare characteristics across several documents according to the musical projection of the data analyses.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 32878
Keywords: textual analysis, music, musical projection, Library Science. Information Science, Electronic computers. Computer science
Subjects: Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Library Science. Information Science
Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2011 13:48
Last modified: 26 Mar 2015 18:46
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/32878

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