Thursday, February 03, 2005

Music Selection

Music selection is mood dependant. Mood is at least partly context dependant. What music I want to listen to should compliment my mood and my activity. When choosing music for a group of people mood is difficult to determine. When choosing for yourself mood is often difficult to pin point. The context that the music will play in is less difficult. There is also the time of day to consider since it has a strong effect on mood: some songs are good for the morning and some for the evening.

An automated music selection system provided with context could then determine mood based music preference based on user feedback to selected songs.

Redefine context as a combination of listener activity and listener mood.

Time of day may be a way for the selection engine to make a guess at listener mood.

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