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Machine learning fuels Sun music recommendation technology

Open source project aims to overhaul music search

By Jon Brodkin, Network World, 10/31/07

Software that listens to and analyzes music is driving a Sun open source project, which aims to build a music recommendation system that surpasses the systems used today by iTunes and Amazon.

Automated recommendations today are typically based not on analysis of the music, but on who’s listening to which songs, said Paul Lamere, principal investigator of Sun’s Search Inside the Music. If one customer buys a Beatles album, he’ll be told what other music has been purchased by fellow Beatles fans.

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