Deep Learning and The Boss

March 24, 2017
R deeplearning rstats RNN neural networks

I created a Twitter account which was inspired by a couple Twitter accounts that applied a particular type of machine learning technique to learn how two (at the time) presidential hopefuls spoke. I thought, why not see what a model like this could do with lyrics from my favorite rock n roll artist?

Long short term memory (LSTM) is a recurrent neural network (RNN) that can be used to produce sentences or phrases by learning from text. A twitter account that inspired this @deeplearnbruce was @deeplearnthebern which use this technique to produce phrases and sentences.

I scraped a little more than 300 of his songs and have fed them to a LSTM model using R and the mxnet library. Primarily I used mxnet to build and train the model…great site and tools.  The tutorials on their site are very helpful and particularly this one

First tweet

The repository is here. Follow him here for tweets that are hopefully entertaining for Springsteen fans or anyone else.