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MusiDBThe World Wide is becoming the mainsource for music, both in terms of digital music directly accessible over the web and portals like Amazon that sell music in more traditional formats. The World Wide Web is becoming the main source for music, both in terms of digital music directly accessible over the web and portals like Amazon that sell music in more traditional formats. As in other areas the size of the Web and the amount of available information is becoming a problem, because browsing through all available files is not an option.
The aim of this application is to help people to find albums and to actively recommend albums that the user is likely to enjoy. In MusiDB the functionality of finding a piece of music based on its name and the name of the artists is achieved by matching the user input with Musicbrainz, one of largest RDF data bases, that contains information about artists, albums and songs. Based on the information about the albums of that particular artist, the Amazon Web service is queried to provide additional information about albums containing the song (this can be more than one due to compilations and best-of albums) like the cover, sound samples, the retails price etc.
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|Last modified on 7 November 2004|