Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems

15-18 May 1995

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    Publication Year: 1995
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  • The interactive home: technologies, strategies & business opportunities

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):242 - 246
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    The term Interactive Home refers to the impact that broadband, interactive networks will have on households. It is axiomatic by now that interactivity will affect many companies and many careers. The author provides an overview of the topic for corporate strategists, money managers and entrepreneurs. It explains the technology and the strategies of many key players and tries to draw reasoned concl... View full abstract»

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  • An object-oriented approach and system for intelligent multimedia presentation designs

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):278 - 281
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    Many presentation or authoring tools were developed for presenters or artists in various fields. However, presentations created by these tools were either communicating with its addressees in a single direction, or providing limited navigation controls for the audiences via push buttons or menus. These presentations cannot incorporate addressees' responses. As a result, an audience watches the sam... View full abstract»

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  • Presentation layer primitives for the layered multimedia data model

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):231 - 238
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (2)
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    The Layered Multimedia Data Model (LMDM) adds structure to the problem of specifying multimedia compositions by dividing the task into smaller, more manageable pieces. This paper outlines the basic constructs of the third LMDM layer, the Data Presentation Layer (DPL). The DPL allows specification of multimedia presentations, which describe the audio and visual display of temporally linked data obj... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent media agents in interactive television systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):182 - 189
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (161)
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    Future interactive television applications are the upcoming front-end to interactive radio, television, video rental, home shopping, multimedia communication, and information retrieval. The challenge of an interactive television system is not that the medium is digital, nor the ability of browsing media resources, nor reception of multiple kinds of media. Users do not need more information than to... View full abstract»

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  • A distributed, multimedia environmental information system

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):142 - 149
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    Scientific research addressing global change continues to generate large quantities of information for analysis and understanding. However, the volume, distributed nature, and diversity of this information prohibits convenient access by many potential users. This paper describes an object-oriented, distributed system consisting of an integrated collection of software tools that allows a user to qu... View full abstract»

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  • PhotoFile: a digital library for image retrieval

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):292 - 295
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    The paper describes a digital photo archiving and retrieval system. The system employs natural language processing technology to retrieve images based on their captions, and incorporates morphological, syntactic, and semantic information View full abstract»

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  • TIEMPO: temporal modeling and authoring of interactive multimedia

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):274 - 277
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (7)
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    Future multimedia titles will provide many ways to interact with the presented information. When creating an interactive multimedia title, the author has to specify the temporal layout and the interaction elements, However, this part of the authoring process is not trivial as the temporal layout and the interaction forms are not independent because some interaction forms affect the presentation sc... View full abstract»

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  • A remote presentation agent for multimedia databases

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):223 - 230
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    The successful realization of distributed multimedia information systems depend on the ability to overcome the synchronization problems involved in the end-to-end presentation of multimedia information. In this paper we discuss multimedia synchronization at the source, network and user-interface levels of the distributed multimedia information systems. In order to resolve the synchronization probl... View full abstract»

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  • Video acquisition on live hypermedia

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):175 - 181
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (2)
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    Live hypermedia is a new type of hypermedia which can acquire a desired set of video scenes from television broadcasting programs using the video scene recognition techniques. Information nodes and links between them care dynamically determined corresponding to the structure of the recognition models. In this paper, a state-transition type expression is proposed to describe flexible and compound m... View full abstract»

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  • Driving the citizen-oriented information on the electronic highway

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):131 - 138
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    The paper outlines the design and ongoing development of the Citizen Information Network (CIN) which makes information available to meet the growing demands from citizens for better information about public administration services and self-organized initiatives as well as for better communication among citizens about community affairs. Multimedia technology offers new opportunities but there are c... View full abstract»

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  • Networking for success in cyberspace

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):335 - 340
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    Several key technologies are converging to create the emerging cyberspace. We characterize this convergence process as one of cumulative synthesis and suggest that the network mode of organization is the most appropriate for facilitating convergence View full abstract»

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  • Design and evaluation of data access strategies in a high performance multimedia-on-demand server

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):286 - 291
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    One of the key components of a multi user multimedia on demand system is the data server. Digitization of traditionally analog data such as video and audio, and the feasibility of obtaining network bandwidths above the gigabit per second range are two important advances that have made possible the realization, in the near future, of interactive distributed multimedia systems. Secondary-to-main mem... View full abstract»

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  • Demand paging for video-on-demand servers

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):264 - 272
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    With recent advances in storage and network technology it is now possible to provide video on demand (VOD) service, thereby eliminating the inflexibility inherent in today's broadcast cable systems. A VOD server is a computer system that stores videos in compressed digital form and provides support for the concurrent transmission of different portions of the compressed video data to the various vi... View full abstract»

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  • Doing FLIPS: FLexible Interactive Presentation Synchronization

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):213 - 222
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    As multimedia presentation technology advances, it is possible to incorporate a wider range of media including variable duration media such as simulations and animations. At the same time, users are able to take more control over presentations by controlling the rate and selection of media being played. To make full use of these advances, multimedia systems must support flexible presentations that... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic parsing of TV soccer programs

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):167 - 174
    Cited by:  Papers (98)  |  Patents (48)
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    While automatic parsing of general video images are difficult or nearly impossible, parsing a specific type of video image can be achieved if the video structure can be explicitly identified and its model can be constructed. The paper presents ongoing work on using domain knowledge to parse content of soccer video programs. The proposed system can classify a sequence of soccer frames into various ... View full abstract»

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  • Spatial knowledge representation and retrieval in 3-D image databases

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):90 - 97
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (2)
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    In multimedia retrieval applications such as architectural design, interior design, and real estate marketing, there exists a generic class of user queries that require retrieving images in the database that are spatially similar to the user query. We propose an image representation scheme (referred to as 3D spatial orientation graph or simply SOG) and an algorithm (referred to as SIM3D... View full abstract»

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  • A scalable video-on-demand service for the provision of VCR-like functions

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):65 - 72
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (43)
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    One approach to supporting continuous media traffic is via resource reservation at connection establishment time. The shortcomings of this approach are the lack of flexibility in re-negotiating bandwidth parameters after connection establishment and the inability to react to changing server load conditions. In this paper, we propose a “selected access scheme” for re-negotiating continu... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating hypermedia: a methodology and case study

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):123 - 130
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    Multimedia applications, particularly educational applications, represent one of the fastest growing markets. Hypermedia represents one major segment in this market. Though the advances in multimedia technology have enabled us to create dazzling displays of hypermedia instructional material, its instructional efficacy is somewhat unclear. In part this is due to the often simplistic cause and effec... View full abstract»

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  • The MORENA model for hypermedia authoring and browsing

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):42 - 49
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    This paper describes MORENA (Multimedia ORganization Employing a Network Approach), a Petri-net based platform for the description and execution of hypermedia applications. All the parts that compose the application, such as sound, video, text and buttons are described in this model and the browsing semantics are also specified. The MORENA model provides support for dynamic data, such as video or ... View full abstract»

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  • User recovery of audio operations

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):329 - 334
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    Computer interfaces that support user recovery can radically alter a user's interaction style. Users can explore alternatives freely, secure in the knowledge that they can undo actions and restore previous states if necessary. A text-editor, like EMACS, where users can restore the state of an editing session to a correct previous state, is an example of such a system. Editors for textual, graphica... View full abstract»

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  • Track-pairing: a novel data layout for VOD servers with multi-zone-recording disks

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):248 - 255
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (3)
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    Multi-zone recording increases disk capacity by approximating fixed linear recording density. With fixed rotation speed, however, transfer rate varies with track location, as does the number of video streams that can be played concurrently. This paper proposes Track Pairing, a deterministic scheme for static intra-disk data layout. By recording each movie alternately on “outer” tracks ... View full abstract»

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  • Learning sign language through multimedia

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):282 - 285
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    Traditionally, sign languages used by the deaf can be learned from teachers, books or video tapes. Digital multimedia, together with CD ROM technology now enables production of interactive textbooks and dictionaries for sign languages on personal computers. The paper presents the key technological and contents requirements for learning to sign from a point of view of deaf as well as hearing person... View full abstract»

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  • A formal basis for structured multimedia collaborations

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):194 - 201
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    A formal basis for multimedia collaborations is proposed. The formal basis establishes a precise mathematical framework for supporting a wide spectrum of structured collaborative tasks, ranging from sample meetings and conferences to classrooms and examinations, and from corporate negotiations, work flow tasks, and team design endeavours to courtroom hearings. We mechanize three levels of abstract... View full abstract»

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  • MediaWare: on multimedia synchronization

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):150 - 157
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    Temporal relationships are inevitable among multimedia objects. Synchronization of multiple data streams in time has thus been recognized as a crucial requirement for multimedia applications. We study the synchronization requirements among distributed multimedia objects. We describe a temporal model that deals with interstream and intrastream synchronization requirements in live media objects. Bot... View full abstract»

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