Representation, Exploration, and Recommendation of Music Playlists

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Playlists have become a significant part of our listening experience because of digital cloud-based services such as Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, making playlist recommendation crucial to music services today. With an aim towards playlist discovery and recommendation, we leverage sequence-to-sequence modeling to learn a fixed-length representation of playlists in an unsupervised manner. We evaluate our work using a recommendation task, along with embedding-evaluation tasks, to study the extent to which semantic characteristics such as genre, song-order, etc. are captured by the playlist embeddings and how they can be leveraged for music recommendation.

12th International Workshop on Machine Learning and Music
Piyush Papreja
Software Developer

My research interests include music information retrieval, recommendation systems and web.