By Nicola Ferro
The examine domain names of data retrieval and databases have normally followed diversified techniques to details administration. even if, lately, there was an expanding cross-fertilization one of the fields and now many study demanding situations are transversal to them. With this in brain, a wintry weather college used to be geared up in Bressanone, Italy, in February 2013, in the context of the EU-funded learn venture PROMISE (Participative learn Laboratory for Multimedia and Multilingual details structures Evaluation). PROMISE aimed toward advancing the experimental overview of advanced multimedia and multilingual details platforms to be able to aid members, advertisement entities and groups, who layout, enhance, hire and enhance such advanced platforms. the general target of PROMISE was once to bring a unified setting gathering facts, wisdom, instruments and methodologies and to assist the consumer neighborhood fascinated with experimental evaluate. This booklet constitutes the result of the PROMISE wintry weather university 2013 and comprises nine invited lectures from the study domain names of data retrieval and databases plus brief papers of the easiest scholar poster awards. a wide number of issues are coated, together with databases, info retrieval, experimental assessment, metrics and records, semantic seek, key-phrase seek in databases, semi-structured seek, evaluate either in info retrieval and databases, crowdsourcing and social media.