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Artist Discography Network

Authors Brian McFee and George London
Affiliation Columbia University and
Code Github Link
Result Artist network visualizer

Discogs is a community-driven web site for aggregating and curating discography data. Their data is publicly available and free for use, and is readily accessible by a monthly XML dump.

In this project, we mined the artist relational data for performer–group connections, and performer biography data. The ultimate goals of this project include:

  • artist relational visualization,
  • artist network analysis,
  • matching of tracks to individual performers, not just groups
  • and propagation of semantic information from performers (e.g., instrumentation or style) to the track level.

As a first step, we developed a web-based network visualization tool using D3 and some simple text processing in python.

All code is available on github, and subject to a large memory constraint, should be simple to reproduce.

artist_discography_network.txt · Last modified: 2014/01/27 12:22 by craffel