[Comp-neuro] kddcup 2011 - music recommendation challenge

Gideon Dror gideon at mta.ac.il
Mon Feb 28 14:35:36 CET 2011

[We apologize if you got multiple copies of this call for participation]

Cup 2011- Learn the rhythm, predict the musical scores
KDD cup will host this year a music recommendation challenge. The challenge is centered around predicting tastes of users in musical items. The data consists of over 300 million ratings performed by over 1 million anonymized users. The ratings are given to different types of items - songs, albums, artists, genres - all tied together within a known taxonomy.

Two Tracks
The competition is divided into two tracks:
Track1 is aimed at predicting scores that users gave to various items.
Track2 requires separation of loved songs from other songs. 
Both Track1 and Track2 are open to all research groups in academia and industry.
Important dates
* March 1, 2011    -    Registration Opens
* March 15, 2011   -    Competition Begins
* June 30, 2011    -    Competition Ends
* July 3, 2011     -    Winners Notified
* August 21, 2011  -    Workshop @ KDD

The top three ranks on each Track will receive cash prizes of 5000, 2000 and 1000 USD.

To learn more please see the  KDD Cup Website  http://kddcup.yahoo.com/

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