A predictive model of music preference using pairwise comparisons

Bjørn Sand Jensen, Javier Saez Gallego, Jan Larsen

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    Abstract

    Music recommendation is an important aspect of many streaming services and multi-media systems, however, it is typically based on so-called collaborative filtering methods. In this paper we consider the recommendation task from a personal viewpoint and examine to which degree music preference can be elicited and predicted using simple and robust queries such as pairwise comparisons. We propose to model - and in turn predict - the pairwise music preference using a very flexible model based on Gaussian Process priors for which we describe the required inference. We further propose a specific covariance function and evaluate the predictive performance on a novel dataset. In a recommendation style setting we obtain a leave-one-out accuracy of 74% compared to 50% with random predictions, showing potential for further refinement and evaluation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date2012
    Pages1977-1980
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-0045-2
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-0044-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2012) - Kyoto, Japan
    Duration: 25 Mar 201230 Mar 2012
    http://www.icassp2012.com/

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2012)
    CountryJapan
    CityKyoto
    Period25/03/201230/03/2012
    Internet address
    SeriesI E E E International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. Proceedings
    ISSN1520-6149

    Keywords

    • Music Preference
    • Kernel Methods
    • Gaussian Process Priors
    • Recommendation

    Cite this

    Jensen, B. S., Gallego, J. S., & Larsen, J. (2012). A predictive model of music preference using pairwise comparisons. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) (pp. 1977-1980 ). IEEE. I E E E International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. Proceedings https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASSP.2012.6288294