SALAMI (Structural Analysis of Large Amounts of Music Information) is an innovative and ambitious computational musicology project. To date, musical analysis has been conducted by individuals and on a small scale. Our computational approach, combined with the huge volume of data now available from such source as the Internet Archive, will: a) deliver a very substantive corpus of musical analyses in a common framework for use by music scholars, students and beyond; and, b) establish a methodology and tooling which will enable others to add to this in the future and to broaden the application of the techniques we establish. A resource of SALAMI's magnitude empowers musicologists to approach their work in a new and different way, starting with the data, and to ask research questions that have not been possible before.
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Through a Digging Into Data grant, this research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, by the National Science Foundation, and by JISC.