Should We Care About Content? Recommending by Proxy with Big Metadata

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October 01, 2012

Should We Care About Content? Recommending by Proxy with Big Metadata

When constructing a music recommender system, which is more important: a musicological understanding of the catalog of music in a system or the number of times two particular songs were played one after the other and were `liked’? Even better, if a system knows the latter, does the former even matter? Do machines that predict behavior need to learn to listen? Or is observing behavior enough?

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Ben Fields

October 01, 2012
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