Trinity College Dublin, Department of Computer Science
Hayes, Conor; Cunningham, Pádraig; Clerkin, Patrick; Grimaldi, Marco. 'Programme driven music radio'. - Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Computer Science, TCD-CS-2002-07, 2002, pp5
Computer Science Technical Report TCD-CS-2002-07
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 contentbased
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 personalized to each user’s
listening preferences. The Smart Radio system currently runs
within the Computer Science Intranet with permission from the
National Music Rights Organisation It is a prototype system for an
"always on" high bandwidth Internet connection such as ADSL.
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