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Bridging Between Information Retrieval and Databases

PROMISE Winter School 2013, Bressanone, Italy, February 4-8, 2013. Revised Tutorial Lectures

  • Nicola Ferro
Textbook PROMISE 2013

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8173)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Lectures

    1. Kalina Bontcheva, Valentin Tablan, Hamish Cunningham
      Pages 31-53
    2. Sonia Bergamaschi, Francesco Guerra, Giovanni Simonini
      Pages 54-73
    3. Krisztian Balog
      Pages 74-96
    4. Tetsuya Sakai
      Pages 116-163
    5. Ralf Schenkel
      Pages 164-181
    6. Omar Alonso
      Pages 182-191
    7. Martin Braschler, Melanie Imhof, Stefan Rietberger
      Pages 192-207
  3. Best Student Posters

    1. Ke Tao, Fabian Abel, Claudia Hauff, Geert-Jan Houben, Ujwal Gadiraju
      Pages 208-217
    2. Mihail Minev, Christoph Schommer
      Pages 218-226
  4. Back Matter

About this book


The research domains of information retrieval and databases have traditionally adopted different approaches to information management. However, in recent years, there has been an increasing cross-fertilization among the two fields and now many research challenges are transversal to them. With this in mind, a winter school was organized in Bressanone, Italy, in February 2013, within the context of the EU-funded research project PROMISE (Participative Research Laboratory for Multimedia and Multilingual Information Systems Evaluation). PROMISE aimed 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 was 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 2013 and contains 9 invited lectures from the research domains of information retrieval and databases plus short papers of the best student poster awards. A large variety of topics are covered, including databases, information retrieval, experimental evaluation, metrics and statistics, semantic search, keyword search in databases, semi-structured search, evaluation both in information retrieval and databases, crowdsourcing and social media.


Twitter black box evaluation databases evaluation of retrieval results information access information retrieval keyword search semantic search semi-structured information social media structured information unstructured information

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicola Ferro
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PaduaItaly

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