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

From: Deepankar
Sent on: Saturday, July 31, 2010 1:14 PM
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
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> 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]>
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>>> Subject: [algorithms-and-data­-structures] Recommendation engine for music on
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>>> Hi,
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>>> 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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