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SICSA research project - Ben Horsburgh

“The music industry used to be controlled by record labels and radio – now it is being controlled by you.”…


“The music industry used to be controlled by record labels and radio – now it is being controlled by you.” Research at Robert Gordon University is supporting this trend and creating new ways to enhance the online music world. Ben Horsburgh’s PhD project focuses on music recommendation and making improvements by forging a link between human semantic descriptions and the audio itself. Many online websites, such as Last.fm, allow users to freely ‘tag’ artists and songs, creating rich vocabularies.  At present, however, a computer cannot understand these words and link them to the actual sound of what has been tagged. When this link has been fully achieved, websites may be able to recommend music by knowing what you like as well as your best friend does.


 

 

"SICSA research project - Ben Horsburgh". Science Scotland (Issue Ten)
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