Dr. Ivan's Blog Medicine Art and Design Programming Music


Recent posts:



Categories:

Art (3)
Computer (24)
Education & Specialization (2)
Medicine (4)
Music (8)
This Site (2)

WP Cumulus Flash tag cloud by Roy Tanck and Luke Morton requires Flash Player 9 or better.



Tags:


18.10.09 | Music Genre Mapper Now Available
Filed under: Computer — Tags: , , , , — Dr. Ivan @ 13:05 — Comments (0)

This is a fun little program I wrote back in August 2009. It uses data from Wikipedia to create a map of music genres. In this map genres are interconnected according to their stylistic origins: For example, progressive metal has its origins in progressive rock, which in turn is influenced by hard rock; hard rock has its roots in rock and roll which is stylistically preceded by blues and so on. Based on this, a map can be compiled showing interrelations of all genres Wikipedia lists – which is precisely what this little C++ program does.

Screenshot of a sample music genre map:
Music Genre Mapper - Sample Map (Scaled)

Yup, it’s far too huge have as a desktop background, but it is searchable. The newest version of this map was actually created from a total of 863 Wikipedia pages which resulted in 2257 “genre connections”.

Download source code or an already rendered map in PDF format here.

FacebookStumbleUponTwitterBlogger PostRedditGoogle BookmarksDZoneDeliciousDiggHotmailMySpaceCiteULikeYahoo BookmarksWebnewsTumblrSlashdotShare

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment