Million Song Dataset blogs en Recent news: Scientific Reports and MSD Challenge <p>Hi everyone, it's been a while since we posted news regarding the MSD, so here are thoughts on two recent items: Serra et. al's work in Scientific Reports, and the end of the Million Song Dataset Challenge.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 17:09:59 +0000 millionsong 115 at Breaking the Collaborative Filtering Ceiling <p>After a few weeks of competition, top contestants on the <a href="">Million Song Dataset Challenge</a> seem to have reached a plateau around 0.15 mean average precision (MAP). It is impossible to say at this point what method they use to achieve that score, but there is a good chance that this represent the best score obtainable through collaborative filtering (CF). Now what?</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 12 May 2012 17:57:06 +0000 millionsong 114 at The MSD Challenge is launched! <p>Short post, a formal announcement will be sent on music-ir and other mailing lists, but the contest is live! Check it out on <a href="">Kaggle</a>.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 02:00:07 +0000 millionsong 113 at AdMIRe and the MSD Challenge <p>Next week I'll be representing <a href="">Brian McFee</a> at <a href="">AdMIRe 2012</a> in beautiful Lyon.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 03:18:01 +0000 millionsong 112 at Relationship visualization <p>Wondering what does a network of a million songs look like? Well, <a href=""></a> has the answer.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 02:02:52 +0000 millionsong 111 at CIRMMT Workshop <p>Yesterday I attended <a href="">CIRMMT's large amount of data workshop</a> where I ranted about song matching. Here are my <a href="">slides</a>, you can see a naked man and a cute dog, among other things.<br /> --TBM</p> Sat, 18 Feb 2012 15:48:56 +0000 millionsong 110 at Fixing matching errors <p>Following up on our <a href="">previous post</a>, we worked to resolve some unexpected matches in the <a href="">Taste Profile subset</a>. However, the following result is important for anyone working with the song or artist metadata in the MSD.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 12 Feb 2012 19:43:05 +0000 millionsong 109 at Matching music metadata <p>As we all agree, every new band or artist should get assigned a MD5 code and use it for the rest of their careers. Titles should be limited to ASCII characters, less than 50, no weird punctuation or parenthesis. Any violation shall be punished by paper cuts.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:33:00 +0000 millionsong 108 at ITA @ UCSD <p>If you happen to be near San Diego around February 9th (Thursday), you probably want to see this MIR All-Star roster at ITA, organized by UCSD: <a href="" title=""></a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:22:44 +0000 millionsong 107 at Matching errors - Taste Profile and MSD <p>Don't you know 'Harmonia'? According to numbers compiled by <a href="">Paul Lamere</a> from the recently released <a href="">Taste Profile Subet</a>, you should, they're super popular!</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 17:14:49 +0000 millionsong 106 at