Deezer Uses Machine Learning to Detect Explicit Lyrics - - The Latest Electronic Dance Music News, Reviews & Artists

With so much new music created and uploaded to streaming platforms daily, those platforms face the potential problem of identifying songs that include explicit content or lyrics. Those who wish to filter explicit content need it to be identified within the platform in order to avoid it. Detecting explicit content amid the vast expanse of music can prove to be tricky for music platforms, and using human ears is a process that would become a virtually endless task. 

Deezer has been working on a solution. Its new tool, Spleeter, uses machine learning in order to separate and identify explicit lyrics within songs, allowing the platform to tag items with adult content more easily. The system extracts vocals and matches dictionary entries of harsh language before submitting them for human review, saving time for humans who would instead be listening through entire songs to find anything that could be deemed explicit. 

Spleeter's learning can be problematic at times, and Deezer will have to be cautious in ensuring that the system doesn't develop any biases. “If you’re not careful when designing your experiment, you may end up with a system that instead of detecting explicit lyrics, will detect rap songs, just because they have on average, a higher probability of containing explicit lyrics,” Deezer says.

The platform is hoping to get Spleeter to a point where it can be used completely hands-free without any human intervention or machine-learned bias. 

H/T: Digital Music News



Spotify Now Allows Users to Search Using Song Lyrics

Forgot the title of the new song you want to save? Thanks to Spotify that's no longer an issue.

party rock

LMFAO Reach Settlement in Lawsuit over "Party Rock Anthem" Lyrics

The 2013 dispute with Rick Ross is finally over.


Gorillaz Reveal Feature-Filled Tracklist for "Song Machine" Project with Elton John, Beck, More

Gorillaz' "Song Machine" project (not album) will also feature greats such as Tony Allen, Skepta, The Cure's Robert Smith, and more.


New Spotify Patent Aims to Curate Content Based On Nostalgia

Spotify may be able to use its predictive algorithms to identify songs that will have you yearning for the past.


Tokyo Machine Brings the Heat with "Flames"

Tokyo Machine lent his signature electro style to Proximity Recordings.


Album Sales in the U.S. Have Hit a New Weekly Low

According to Nielsen Music, weekly album sales in the States have never been lower.

Marshmello Fortnite

Fortnite Reveals New In-Game Concert Series Amid Bitter Legal Battle with Apple

Fortnite's new Party Royale concert series won't be available on your Apple devices.