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Author: BUNI-San
Posted: Jul 12 2005 - 04:48 PM
Subject: re: re: Database/Search Engine Deficiency
Thank you, Ranier.


user picture Author: rt
Posted: Jul 12 2005 - 12:20 AM
Subject: re: Database/Search Engine Deficiency
I checked your queries, and I think that the problem is that those pieces really are not in the database yet. There currently is a bit of an imbalance in the database (search page on July 12):

Classical - 10610 melodies
Popular - 2406 melodies
Folk Songs - 17085 melodies
Hymns & Carols - 86 melodies
National Anthems - 105 melodies

So: the classical collection is in pretty good shape (although the number of "classical" compositions is probably several million, 10,000 themes cover most queries about Western classical music that people have today). On the other hand, 2,406 themes for "popular" music is still a bit thin. The good news is that the growth rate of the "popular" section of the Musipedia collection is much higher than that of the "classical" section, so in the long run I hope that the community of Musipedia users will alleviate this problem. It probably can't be solved completely because some popular music cannot be put into the Musipedia collection in sufficient completeness because of restrictive copyright conditions.
Author: BUNI-San
Posted: Jul 10 2005 - 11:18 PM
Subject: Database/Search Engine Deficiency

....I believe there is a definite deficiency, either in the database, or in the search engine.

....I entered "It's in the book" searching for "It's in the Book" and got nothing.

....I entered "though your heart is breaking" searching for "Smile" and got nothing.

....I entered "build a dream" searching for "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" and all I got was "Winter Wonderland"!

....Now, "It's in the Book" is a somewhat arcane novelty song from the late forties, but "Smile" and "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" are both classics and definitely should have come up.


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