Search & Recommendations

Search & recommendations research at Spotify focuses on identifying ways to provide users with seamless access to their favorite audio content, from music to podcasts, and to help them explore their taste. A big focus is on building highly effective, personalized and interactive models that exploit contextual information and historical user interactions. Our research interests include large-scale recommendation algorithms for music and more generally audio discovery, algorithms for audio search through voice and text, query analysis for effective query suggestion, query completion and search assistance, multilingual information retrieval for voice search, and ranking algorithm for revenue and music ads.

Latest Search & Recommendations Publications

August 2021 | KDD

Neural Instant Search for Music and Podcast

Helia Hashemi, Aasish Pappu, Mi Tian, Praveen Ravichandran, Mounia Lalmas, Ben Carterette

July 2021 | SIGIR

Podcast Metadata and Content: Episode Relevance and Attractiveness in Ad Hoc Search

Ben Carterette, Rosie Jones, Gareth Jones, Maria Eskevich, Sravana Reddy, Ann Clifton, Yongze Yu, Jussi Karlgren and Ian Soboroff

July 2021 | SIGIR

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

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