Research Areas.

Current Projects.

Odeuropa Odeuropa EU H2020 (2021-2024)
Preserve the European Olfactory Heritage. I work on Knowledge Graphs, data modeling and knowledge inference. SITE

kFLOW Knowledge Flow ANR JCJC (2022-2024)
Reconstruct the flow of information from text (NLP, Knowledge Graphs). I am the scientific co-ordinator. SITE

Past Projects.

ANTRACT: Analyse transdisciplinaire des actualités filmées FR ANR (2018-2022)
I work on web-based face recognition strategies on historical videos. SITE

SILKNOW SILKNOW FR EU H2020 (2018-2021)
Semantic Web applied to Silk Cultural Heritage.
I work on KG population and thesaurus realisation. SITE DATA CODE

DOREMUS DOREMUS: DOing REusable MUSical data. FR ANR (2014-2018)
Music data modeling, interconnection, exploration and recommendation.
I contributed in realising the biggest dataset about classical music metadata. SITE DATA CODE

MeMAD MeMAD: Methods for Managing Audiovisual Data EU H2020 (2018-2021)
I worked on web-based face recognition strategies on TV videos. SITE DATA

PhD Thesis.

Knowledge-based music recommendation: Models, algorithms and exploratory search
EURECOM / Sorbonne University - Supervisor: Raphaël Troncy
Defended on 11 October 2019 PDF SLIDES

Representing information about music is a complex activity that involves different sub-tasks. This thesis mostly focuses on classical music, researching how to represent and exploit rich metadata. Our main goal is to investigate knowledge representation and discovery strategies applied to classical music, including research topics such as Knowledge-Base population, metadata prediction and recommender systems.

We first propose a complete workflow for the management of music metadata using Semantic Web technologies. We introduce a specialised ontology and a set of controlled vocabularies for the different concepts specific to music. Then, we present an approach for converting data, in order to go beyond the librarian practice currently in use, relying on mapping rules and interlinking with controlled vocabularies. Finally, we show how these data can be exploited. In particular, we study approaches based on embeddings computed on structured metadata, titles, and symbolic music for ranking and recommending music. Several demo applications have been realised for testing the previous approaches and resources