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Pratt Research Talks: Cristina Pattuelli – Text to Graph: Networking jazz musicians through archival data

April 20, 2021 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


New date: Event moved to April 20

This talk will highlight how semantic technologies can be leveraged to represent the jazz community in ways that foster new lines of historical inquiry. Through an innovative suite of digital tools and a unifying open data platform, we are able to transform digital archival resources, such as oral histories, into open and interconnected data for human and machine interpretation. These methods have helped graph the vast network of personal and professional relationships and give visibility to underrepresented segments of the jazz community, enabling researchers to analyze social structures through a new lens and generate new narratives.


Cristina Pattuelli is a Professor at the Pratt Institute’s School of Information where she teaches courses in Knowledge Organization, Art Documentation, and Linked Open Data. Her research focuses on semantic technologies applied to the visual and performing arts. She is the founder and co-director of the Semantic Lab at Pratt. She received her Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds degrees in Philosophy and in Cultural Heritage Studies from the University of Bologna.

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Meeting ID: 994 0495 8410 Passcode: 154624