Music Playlist Title Generation: A Machine-Translation Approach [article]

SeungHeon Doh, Junwon Lee, Juhan Nam
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We propose a machine-translation approach to automatically generate a playlist title from a set of music tracks. We take a sequence of track IDs as input and a sequence of words in a playlist title as output, adapting the sequence-to-sequence framework based on Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) and Transformer to the music data. Considering the orderless nature of music tracks in a playlist, we propose two techniques that remove the order of the input sequence. One is data augmentation by
more » ... and the other is deleting the positional encoding. We also reorganize the existing music playlist datasets to generate phrase-level playlist titles. The result shows that the Transformer models generally outperform the RNN model. Also, removing the order of input sequence improves the performance further.
arXiv:2110.07354v1 fatcat:5hisxz2c5nhplhgqfvvreere5m