Mining Communication Data in a Music Community: A Preliminary Analysis

  • Fabio Calefato
  • Giuseppe IaffaldanoEmail author
  • Filippo Lanubile
  • Antonio Lategano
  • Nicole Novielli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10544)


Comments play an important role within online creative communities because they make it possible to foster the production and improvement of authors’ artifacts. We investigate how comment-based communication help shape members’ behavior within online creative communities. In this paper, we report the results of a preliminary study aimed at mining the communication network of a music community for collaborative songwriting, where users collaborate online by first uploading new songs and then by adding new tracks and providing feedback in forms of comments.


Computer-mediated communication Online creative communities Social networks SNA 



We thank Songtree for contributing their data. This work has been partially supported by the project EmoQuest, funded by MIUR under the SIR program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dip. InformaticaUniversity of BariBariItaly

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