Similarity Based on Rating Data

  title={Similarity Based on Rating Data},
  author={Malcolm Slaney and William White},
This paper describes an algorithm to measure the similarity of two multimedia objects, such as songs or movies, using users’ preferences. Much of the previous work on query-by-example (QBE) or music similarity uses detailed analysis of the object’s content. This is difficult and it is often impossible to capture how consumers react to the music. We argue that a large collection of user’s preferences is more accurate, at least in comparison to our benchmark system, at finding similar songs. We… CONTINUE READING
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