VISUALIZING NETWORKS OF MUSIC ARTISTS WITH RAMA

Luís Sarmento, Fabien Gouyon, Bruno G. Costa, Eugénio Oliveira

Abstract

In this paper we present RAMA (Relational Artist MAps), a simple yet efficient interface to navigate through networks of music artists. RAMA is built upon a dataset of artist similarity and user-defined tags regarding 583.000 artists gathered from Last.fm. This third-party, publicly available, data about artists similarity and artists tags is used to produce a visualization of artists relations. RAMA provides two simultaneous layers of information: (i) a graph built from artist similarity data, and (ii) overlaid labels containing user-defined tags. Differing from existing artist network visualization tools, the proposed prototype emphasizes commonalities as well as main differences between artist categorizations derived from user-defined tags, hence providing enhanced browsing experiences to users.

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in Harvard Style

Sarmento L., Gouyon F., Costa B. and Oliveira E. (2009). VISUALIZING NETWORKS OF MUSIC ARTISTS WITH RAMA . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8111-81-4, pages 232-237. DOI: 10.5220/0001820802320237


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist09,
author={Luís Sarmento and Fabien Gouyon and Bruno G. Costa and Eugénio Oliveira},
title={VISUALIZING NETWORKS OF MUSIC ARTISTS WITH RAMA},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2009},
pages={232-237},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001820802320237},
isbn={978-989-8111-81-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - VISUALIZING NETWORKS OF MUSIC ARTISTS WITH RAMA
SN - 978-989-8111-81-4
AU - Sarmento L.
AU - Gouyon F.
AU - Costa B.
AU - Oliveira E.
PY - 2009
SP - 232
EP - 237
DO - 10.5220/0001820802320237