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A new kind of music engine

Click Here for a HighResolution VersionCan a computer be taught to automatically label every song on the Internet using sets of examples provided by unpaid music fans? Prof. Gert Lanckriet and his research group have found that the answer is yes, and the results are as accurate as using paid music experts to provide the examples, saving considerable time and money.  In results published in the April 24 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers report that their solution, called “game-powered machine learning,” would enable music lovers to search every song on the web well beyond popular hits, with a simple text search using key words like “funky” or “spooky electronica.” To read the full story click here.