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Data Tripper: Distinguishing Authorship of Beatles Songs With Data Science

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Data Tripper: Distinguishing Authorship of Beatles Songs Through Data Science

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Dinner and election: 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm. Presentation: 7:00 pm

Location: The dinner and election will be on the 7th floor, and the presentation will be in Hall D on the 1st floor.

Speaker: Mark Glickman (Harvard University)

Registration is requested by April 1.

Note: The election of new chapter officers for two-year terms starting in January 2021 will take place prior to the presentation.

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The songwriting duo of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the two founding members of the Beatles, have composed some of the most popular and memorable songs of the last century. Despite having authored songs under the joint credit agreement of Lennon-McCartney, it is well-documented that most of their songs or portions of songs were primarily written by exactly one of the two. Some Lennon-McCartney songs, such as "In My Life," are actually of disputed authorship - both Lennon and McCartney individually remembered having written the music. We developed a prediction model on the 70 Lennon-McCartney songs or song portions of known authorship based on variable screening followed by logistic regression with elastic net regularization. The results of our modeling were applied to songs and song portions with unknown or disputed authorship.

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Dr. Mark Glickman, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, is Senior Lecturer on Statistics at the Harvard University Department of Statistics, and Senior Statistician at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, a Veterans Administration Center of Innovation. He serves as an elected member of the American Statistical Association's Board of Directors as representative of the Council of Sections Governing Board. His research interests are primarily in the areas of statistical models for rating competitors in games and sports, and in statistical methods applied to problems in health services research.

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