Challenges in cross-cultural/multilingual music information seeking

  • Lee J
  • Downie J
  • Cunningham S
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Understanding and meeting the needs of a broad range of music users across different cultures and languages are central in designing a global music digital library. This exploratory study examines cross-cultural/multi- lingual music information seeking behaviors and reveals some important characteristics of these behaviors by analyzing 107 authentic music information queries from a Korean knowledge search portal Naver 지식 (knowl- edge) iN and 150 queries from Google Answers website. We conclude that new sets of access points must be de- veloped to accommodate music queries that cross cul- tural or language boundaries.

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  • cross-cultural music infor-
  • mation seeking
  • multilingual music information seeking
  • user behaviors

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  • SGR: 80052526600
  • PUI: 368299612
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-80052526600
  • ISBN: 0-9551179-0-9


  • Jin Ha Lee

  • J. Stephen Downie

  • Sally Jo Cunningham

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