Launching LyrAIcs: AI and language technology to analyze lyrics

The Center for the Governance of Change is launching LyrAIcs, a research program led by Elena González-Blanco, that will build a recommendation engine for song lyrics in Spanish using Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing.

The age of machine learning and data analytics has changed entertainment habits. In particular, the music industry’s market has changed rapidly and moved towards a streaming model where user preferences are central and dynamic playlists are key to success. However, so far actual song lyrics have not been integrated into user preference determinants. Their recommendation systems do not take into account the semantic information of song lyrics, which contain a very interesting set data and other information. This means we cannot search or filter songs based on their lyrics.

By combining some of the most advanced technologies, we will create an application that will analyze song lyrics and will enrich companies’ recommender systems. This will open the door to countless opportunities for music streaming companies.