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Posts: 3
Registered: Nov 03, 2010

Hey guys I've created a test catalog and updated it with a couple of artists.

When I try to do artist/similar search using only this catalog, I can't seem to get proper results.

Case 1.

http://developer.echonest.com/api/v4/artist/similar?api_key=APIKEY&format=json&id=ARC4K2E1187B9B6FDA&bucket=id:CAELEHH12C16DBDB37&limit=true

Response:

ALL artists in the my custom catalog every time, regardless of Artist id I pass in

Case 2.

http://developer.echonest.com/api/v4/artist/similar?api_key=APIKEY&format=json&id=ARC4K2E1187B9B6FDA&seed_catalog=CAELEHH12C16DBDB37

Response:

The results I got are NOT limited to the seed_catalog

Case 3.

http://developer.echonest.com/api/v4/artist/similar?api_key=APIKEY&format=json&id=ARC4K2E1187B9B6FDA&seed_catalog=CAELEHH12C16DBDB37&bucket=id:CAELEHH12C16DBDB37&limit=true

Response:

In this case even though I have similar artists in my Catalog, NO results whatsoever are returned.

Am I doing something wrong?

Posts: 1099
Registered: Sep 08, 2008

Hi stmataic - there are lots of ways to use catalogs. When you say "I try to do artist/similar search using only this catalog, I can't seem to get proper results" what exactly are you hoping will happen. In other words, what do you want the API to do? -- Paul

Posts: 3
Registered: Nov 03, 2010

Hey Paul, thanks for prompt response. I would like to get similar artists from my catalog. I am trying to limit results to a catalog I created, so I can get only artists which are entered in my catalog similar to artist which ID I provide. Is it possible? What exactly does seed_catalog parameter do on artist/similar?

Posts: 3
Registered: Nov 03, 2010

I'm trying to do like the Catalog API page says "Methods that support rosetta stone ID spaces such as artist/similar, playlist, and song/search can be given a catalog to restrict the results to a given space."

I would like to get similar artists only from a catalog I have.

I'm sorry if I haven't been clear in my intentions :)

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