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“Software finds tunes you want to hear”

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Monday, July 7, 2003
News Categories: Digital Media

Matthew Daneman of the Democrat and Chronicle writes about Mitsunori Ogihara’s software that will “‘listen’ to songs and categorize them into specific genres and by emotional content.” 

“The software categorizes musical genres and emotional content by analyzing signals and patterns in songs. The ultimate goal, Ogihara said, is to create personalized software that recognizes signals and learns its owner’s musical tastes. “You have only to tell the software, `This is what I think of as jazz; this is what I think of as rock,’ “ he said.”

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[url=http://www.lastfm.com]http://www.lastfm.com[/url]

Posted by Alex Stapleton on July 7, 2003 at 6:13 AM (PDT)

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And the bastard is patenting it. That is it for software competition. It is not the better that wins out, but whichever gets patented first. God, I hate software patents.

Hopefully, it will be specific enough so that other methods (possibly even better ones) can be still implemented without being sued.

I really need to move away…

Posted by pbox on July 7, 2003 at 11:59 AM (PDT)

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hey all,
Just wanted to say that the D&C is my town paper here in home town Rochester, NY.
My Two Cents-
Kevin

Posted by Kevin Erway on July 8, 2003 at 8:18 PM (PDT)

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