Topology of music recommendation networks

TitleTopology of music recommendation networks
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsCano, P., Celma Ò., Koppenberger M., & Buldú J. M.
Journal TitleChaos An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science
AbstractWe study the topology of several music recommendation networks, which arise from relationships between artist, co-occurrence of songs in play lists or experts' recommendation. The analysis uncovers the emergence of complex network phenomena in these kinds of recommendation networks, built considering artists as nodes and their resemblance as links. We observe structural properties that provide some hints on navigation and possible optimizations on the design of music recommendation systems. Finally, the analysis derived from existing music knowledge sources provides a deeper understanding of the human music similarity perception.
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