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Statistical Models of Music-listening Sessions in Social Media

Statistical Models of Music-listening Sessions in Social Media

This video was recorded at World Wide Web (WWW) Conference, Raleigh 2010. User experience in social media is characterized by rich interaction with the media content and other participants within the online community. We use statistical models to describe the patterns of music listening in online communities at different levels of model complexity. First, we adapt the LDA model to capture the users' taste in songs and identify the corresponding clusters of media and users. Second, we define a graphical model that takes into consideration the listening sessions and captures the listening mood of users. Our session model yields clusters of media and users that capture the behavior exhibited across listening sessions, and it allows faster inference when compared to the LDA model. Our... Show More
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