Data [Science] Rocks at HPX – Want to know if a critic’s music rating is influenced by album art?

HALIFAX, Oct. 19, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – You’ve heard the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover.”  Everyone’s probably done this once or twice in their lives. Lixar wanted to prove (or disprove) through data science if critical music ratings are influenced by album cover art.  Does a music critic judge an album by it’s cover? To start the process, over 1000 plus album covers and their critical ratings were collected.  Next, an algorithm was created to determine if there were recurring patterns in the data. Modern data analysis methods such as deep learning were used to answer this question.  The objective was to find interesting and relevant results for the music community who is becoming more and more sophisticated in the way that they purchase, produce, experience, listen, and share music every…


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