News July 2012
We are happy to announce that this first version of the AMPtool is finally available. We hope you find it useful.
While the basic functionality is ready, this is also the first time it is available to everyone on the internet. So although we put all our efforts to make it flawless, it is quite possible that you might encounter few things that require improvement. Please be patient and let us know how we have fallen short of meeting your expectations.
If you think you could use this tool but you feel that a particular functionality is missing, please don't hesitate to ask for it.
The Artist-based Music Preference Profiler is an application developed at the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research.
It is mainly intended as a research tool to collect information about individuals' music preferences and is the result of years of empirical research in music cognition.
If you are interested in more details about the underlying algorithms please see these references:
Ferrer, R. & Eerola, T. (2011). AMP: Artist-based Musical Preferences Derived from Free Verbal Responses and Social Tags. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME). Barcelona, Spain.
Ferrer, R. & Eerola, T. (2011). Looking Beyond Genres: Identifying Meaningful Semantic Layers from Tags in Online Music Collections, icmla, vol. 2, pp.112-117, 2011.
Ferrer, R. & Eerola, T., & Vuoskoski, J. (2012) Enhancing Genre-based Measures of Music Preference by User-defined Liking and Social Tags. Psychology of Music.
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