January 22, 2022

Conference Paper: “Current Challenges and Future Directions in Podcast Information Access” (Preprint)

The paper linked below will be presented on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at SIGIR 2021.


Current Challenges and Future Directions in Podcast Information Access


Rosie Jones

Hamed Zamani
Markus Schedl
Ching-Wei Chen
Sravana Reddy
Ann Clifton
Jussi Karlgren
Helia Hashemi
Aasish Pappu
Zahra Nazari
Longqi Yang
Oguz Semerci
Hugues Bouchard
Ben Carterette


via arXiv


Podcasts are spoken documents across a wide-range of genres and styles, with growing listenership across the world, and a rapidly lowering barrier to entry for both listeners and creators. The great strides in search and recommendation in research and industry have yet to see impact in the podcast space, where recommendations are still largely driven by word of mouth. In this perspective paper, we highlight the many differences between podcasts and other media, and discuss our perspective on challenges and future research directions in the domain of podcast information access.

Source: arXiv:2106.09227

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12 pages; PDF.

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