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What happens when a “database” has no identifiers: the ATF’s gun registry

The ATF’s record-keeping system lacks certain basic functionalities standard to every other database created in the modern age. Despite its vast size, and importance to crime fighters, it is less sophisticated than an online card catalog maintained by a small town public library.

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Sad Songs, Artificial Intelligence and Gracenote’s Quest to Unlock the World’s Music

So, who doesn’t love a sad song?: Gracenote wants to help you find them, using machine listening and learning technologies to recognize and classify genres, and even curate collections globally. I stumbled upon this article after briefly researching CD-Text and

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by Hugh McLeod

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