Opera of meaning: Film and music performance with semantic associative search

Shlomo Dubnov, Yasushi Kiyoki

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3 Scopus citations


Recently artists are exploring ways for incorporating large amounts of information and networking as part of their medium. One of the main challenges in applying information technology to film and opera is in relating different types of media to the meaning of story narrative. Opera of Meaning is a new format for distributed, collaborative and interactive viewing where the association of different media elements is done dynamically by semantic and impression search that is performed by the public during the performance in context of a main story. This opens new research questions in database modeling and semantic technology related to story meaning, media auto-tagging, automatic editing and mixing, user interaction, social networking and more. We plan to offer this format to artists, producers and the public, opening a new venue for social creation and experiencing of impression and meaning in digital media.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Modelling and Knowledge Bases XX
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781586039578
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISSN (Print)0922-6389
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8314


  • Expectancy
  • Film
  • Kansei
  • Mathematical Model of Meaning
  • Opera

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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