15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  July 21-26 2002     Lyon     France  

ECAI-2002 Conference Paper

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Programme driven music radio

Conor Hayes, Padraig Cunningham, Patrick Clerkin, Marco Grimaldi

This paper describes the operation of and research behind a networked application for the delivery of personalised streams of music at Trinity College Dublin. Smart Radio is a web based client-server application that uses streaming audio technology and recommendation techniques to allow users build, manage and share music programmes. While it is generally acknowledged that music distribution over the web will dramatically change how the music industry operates, there are few prototypes available to demonstrate how this could work in a regulated way. The Smart Radio approach is to have people manage their music resources by putting together personalised music programmes. These programmes can then be recommended to other listeners using a combination of collaborative and content-based recommendation strategies. We describe how we use a novel two-stage approach to find recommendations that are pertinent to a listener’s current listening preferences, something which collaborative techniques are insensitive to. We describe additional constraints required to provide a service personalised to each listener. The Smart Radio system currently runs within the Computer Science Intranet with permission from the Irish Music Rights Organisation. It is a prototype system for an "always on" high bandwidth Internet connection such as ADSL.

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Citation: Conor Hayes, Padraig Cunningham, Patrick Clerkin, Marco Grimaldi: Programme driven music radio. In F. van Harmelen (ed.): ECAI2002, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2002, pp.633-637.

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ECAI-2002 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the Université Claude Bernard and INSA, Lyon, on behalf of Association Française pour l'Intelligence Artificielle.