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About this book


The research domains information retrieval and information visualization have always been independent from each other. However, they have the potential to be mutually beneficial. With this in mind, a writer school was organized in Zinal, Switzerland, in January 2012, within the context of the EU-funded research project PROMISE (Participative Research Laboratory for Multimedia and Multilingual Information Systems Evaluation).  PROMISE aims at advancing the experimental evaluation of complex multimedia and multilingual information systems in order to support individuals, commercial entities, and communities who design, develop, employ, and improve such complex systems. The overall goal of PROMISE is to deliver a unified environment collecting data, knowledge, tools, and methodologies, and to help the user community involved in experimental evaluation.

This book constitutes the outcome of the PROMISE Winter School 2012 and contains 11 invited lectures from the research domains information retrieval and information visualization. A large variety of subjects are covered, including hot topics such as crowdsourcing and social media.


complex systems evaluation search context user-oriented information retrieval visual analytics

Editors and affiliations

  • Maristella Agosti
    • 1
  • Nicola Ferro
    • 2
  • Pamela Forner
    • 3
  • Henning Müller
    • 4
  • Giuseppe Santucci
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PaduaItaly
  3. 3.Center for the Evaluation of Language and Communication Technologies (CELCT)PovoItaly
  4. 4.University of Applied Sciences Western SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  5. 5.Department of Computer, Control and Management, Engineering Antonio RubertiSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-36414-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-36415-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
  • About this book