If you’ve ever wanted to know if your favorite band is really a band, you’re in luck!
A group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has developed a new diagnostic tool that will allow you to find out if your favourite band is actually a band.
The tool can identify a band’s name, cover art, song titles, and song lyrics.
The researchers have also created a web-based app to help users identify bands by the covers and lyrics.
“Our goal was to create a simple, easy-to-use tool that is able to identify the most popular music on YouTube, Twitter, Spotify, and other platforms,” said lead researcher Michael D. Kappel, PhD. “It also helps users better understand the structure and relationships of the band’s songs.”
The team was able to use the tool to identify which songs are popular on YouTube and identify which are popular among members of the audience.
“By analyzing the popularity of YouTube and other social networks, we were able to build a framework for identifying bands in a social network,” said co-author Joshua G. Cohen, PhD, a UW assistant professor of computer science and engineering.
“For example, we could use the analysis of popular songs on YouTube to identify bands with a similar structure and feel.”
The researchers’ tool was built with the help of a user’s social network as a source of data, and it is able use the information to create detailed profiles of popular music videos.
“We’re using YouTube data to develop an intuitive user interface to identify popular music and track its popularity on different platforms,” Kappelsaid.
“A few months ago, I was a YouTube fan, but I’m not anymore.”
Kappelin said the results are based on an analysis of the popular videos that have been uploaded to YouTube.
“To create this tool, we used an algorithm to identify song covers that have a popularity that’s above 100,000,” he said.
“If we then analyze the videos with this algorithm, we can then identify which videos are popular and which videos have a lower popularity.
We then used the popularity data to build this interactive, graphical user interface.”
This interactive tool helps users to identify if their favourite band’s song is really popular on Twitter, YouTube, or Spotify.
This interactive user interface shows the popularity chart of the top 10 YouTube channels that the researchers identified as popular.
The users can also search for songs by their song titles and lyric descriptions.
The app also lets the user see how popular the videos are among the followers of the bands.
“When a user searches for the name of a band on YouTube or searches for a band cover on Spotify, we get a very detailed list of the most common songs that the band has covered,” said Kappelman.
“This helps users understand how popular a song is, and which songs might be the most relevant to their audience.”
The app is designed to be as simple as possible, with no instructions, no manual, and no need to interact with a human.
“Once we had this information, we just took a simple form and used it to build the UI,” said Cohen.
“There is no way for a human to understand how this works, so we’re able to see the popularity in real time.”
The study has been published in the journal PLOS ONE.
You can view the research paper here.