Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval

Volume 8, issue 4–5

Computational Advertising: Techniques for Targeting Relevant Ads

Computational Advertising, popularly known as online advertising or Web advertising, refers to finding the most relevant ads matching a particular context on the Web. The context depends on the type of advertising and could mean – content where the ad is shown, the user who is viewing the ad or th
Volume 8, issue 2-3

Music Information Retrieval: Recent Developments and Applications

We provide a survey of the field of Music Information Retrieval (MIR), in particular paying attention to latest developments, such as semantic auto-tagging and user-centric retrieval and recommendation approaches. We first elaborate on well-established and proven methods for feature extraction and
Volume 8, issue 1

LifeLogging: Personal Big Data

We have recently observed a convergence of technologies to foster the emergence of lifelogging as a mainstream activity. Computer storage has become significantly cheaper, and advancements in sensing technology allows for the efficient sensing of personal activities, locations and the environment.