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The Quest for Ground Truth in Musical Artist Similarity

Ellis, Daniel P. W.; Whitman, Brian; Berenzweig, Adam; Lawrence, Steve

Describes work by the Laboratory for Recognition and Organization of Speech and Audio, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, on attempting to define a single matrix of similarities between 400 different pop music artists, including survey website ( which attracted over 20,000 similarity judgments.


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Electrical Engineering
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July 18, 2012


Presented at the 3rd International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval, Paris, France, October 13-17, 2002.