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Re: [algorithms-and-data-structures] Recommendation engine for music on mobile devices

From: Andy P.
Sent on: Saturday, July 31, 2010 1:41 PM
Thanks Deepankar. I will take a good look at quality of my data and
ways of getting an edge.

On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 1:14 PM, Deepankar <[address removed]> wrote:
> My experience from running a data intensive startup is an obvious one
> but took me some time to realise - the data is more important than any
> technology / algorithm you build on top of it. So it might be worth
> your while to first ensure you have music based data that is high
> quality and does what you want. Do this before you read any book on
> the subject or write any code. See if there is someway you can get
> access to data that your competitors dont have and gives you a
> competetive advantage. ivans recommendation of musicbrainz is a good
> one. ?the only otherones I know of are the dmoz project and freebase
> from which you can get artist descriptions.
>
> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 1:00 PM, Andy Pliszka <andy+[address removed]> wrote:
>> Thanks Ivan. Awesome resources. I will get the Manning book.
>>
>> Andy
>>
>> On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 12:39 PM, Ivan Brusic <[address removed]> wrote:
>>> My own pet project (which I can never further my work on) also revolves around
>>> music recommendations (but is not quite that). ?Here are a few useful links:
>>>
>>> Last.fm has good data and has an web service API to gather this info.
>>> http://www.last.f...­
>>>
>>> MusicBrainz also has lots of data. ?Unlike Last.FM, you can download a local
>>> version in the form of a Postgres dump.
>>> http://musicbrain...­
>>>
>>> Yahoo Music API. ?Never used it since it seems defunct.
>>> http://developer....­
>>>
>>> I find the Manning book Collective Intelligence in Action slightly better than
>>> the O'Reilly book. ?Good chapter on recommendation engines. ? Manning has
>>> another book entitled Algorithms of the Intelligent Web (which I own but haven't
>>> read yet) which covers recommendation engines in a bit more detail and the
>>> example project is music based. ?Not sure where they get their sample data from.
>>>
>>> Ivan
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----
>>>> From: Andy Pliszka <andy+[address removed]>
>>>> To: [address removed]
>>>> Sent: Sat, July 31,[masked]:02:23 PM
>>>> Subject: [algorithms-and-data­-structures] Recommendation engine for music on
>>>>mobi­le devices
>>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I am working on recommendation engine for music on mobile ?devices.
>>>> What is the best place to start? Are there any online sources that ?I
>>>> could use. Are there any book ?available?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Andy
>>>>
>>>>
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