MusE Central: A Data Aggregation System for Music Events

  • Delfim Simões
  • Pedro Henriques Abreu
  • Daniel Castro Silva
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 276)


Along with the evolution of the Internet and its ever-increasing use, a significant trend to develop solutions to provide information is noticeable. This scenario increases information decentralization in certain contexts. Nowadays, information regarding music is available online in several online locations. In this context, this paper reports on the development of a web platform that centralizes existing information regarding events, retrieving other contextually related data available. Validated with both information retrieval quality and interface usability metrics, this project attained a more effective and complete concert search service according to the data provided to the user. It has revealed itself capable of retrieving information on more events, when compared to other platforms without a data centralization approach. According to the usability survey results attained, such as an 89 SUS scale score, it was proved that the developed service is provided with a simple and intuitive interface as well.


Information aggregation musical events search usability web development web-scraping 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Delfim Simões
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pedro Henriques Abreu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Daniel Castro Silva
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Informatics EngineeringUC-DEI – University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.CISUC – Centre for Informatics and SystemsUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.Department of Informatics Engineering / LIACC – Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence LaboratoryFEUP-DEI – Faculty of Engineering, University of PortoPortoPortugal

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