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2006 First International Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP'06)

4-5 Dec. 2006

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  • First International Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization - Cover

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  • First International Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization - Title

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  • First International Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization - Copyright

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  • First International Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization - Table of contents

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  • Preface

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  • Organizing Committee

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  • An analysis of the effectiveness of temporal mapping and speech recognition for content-based multimedia indexing

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1 - 6
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    We present an extensive analytical evaluation of the effectiveness of a multimedia (text and speech) meeting browser which employs a combination of automatic speech recognition and a novel content indexing technique called temporal mapping in order to uncover contextual relations between audio and text segments in recorded remote meetings. Results show that even simple temporal mapping can effecti... View full abstract»

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  • Personalised Dynamic Links on theWeb

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):7 - 12
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    Links on theWeb are unidirectional, embedded, difficult to author and maintain. With a Semantic Web architecture, COHSE (Conceptual Open Hypermedia System) aims to address these limitations by dynamically creating links on the Web. Here we present how this architecture is extended and modified to support customisation and create an adaptable open system by using third party ontologies and services... View full abstract»

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  • A Framework for Online Semantic Adaptation of Scalable Video

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):13 - 18
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    Scalable video coding and content-based adaptation have become key technologies to adapt content to diverse constrained usage environments (such as PDAs, mobile phones and networks, ...), while keeping its semantics. In this paper is proposed a framework where the adaptation of scalable video is guided by some semantics in the content. Specifically, an adaptive skimming scheme guided by content ac... View full abstract»

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  • A Multi-Purpose Ontology-Based Approach for Personalized Content Filtering and Retrieval

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):19 - 24
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    Personalized multimedia access aims at enhancing the retrieval process by complementing explicit user requests with implicit user preferences. We propose and discuss the benefits of the introduction of ontologies for an enhanced representation of the relevant knowledge about the user, the context, and the domain of discourse, as a means to enable improvements in the retrieval process and the perfo... View full abstract»

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  • Considering Learning Styles in Learning Management Systems: Investigating the Behavior of Students in an Online Course

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):25 - 30
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    Many researchers agree that considering learning styles increases the learning progress and makes learning easier for students. Learning management systems (LMS) are very successful in e-education but do not incorporate learning styles. As a requirement for taking learning styles into consideration in LMS, the behavior of students in online courses needs to be investigated. In this paper, we analy... View full abstract»

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  • Using Semantic Commonsense Resources in Image Retrieval

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):31 - 36
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    Many people use the Internet is to find pictures of things. When extraneous images appear in response to simple queries on a search engine, the user has a hard time understanding why his seemingly clear request was not properly satisfied. If the computer could only understand what he wanted better, then maybe the results would be more precise. We believe that the introduction of an ontology, thoug... View full abstract»

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  • Adapting user's browsing behavior and web evolution features for effective search in medical portals

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):37 - 42
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    The World Wide Web, inform of medical and health related Web search services has been widely acknowledged as an important tool for accessing and distributing medical information. The efficiency of its use is hampered however to some extent, by the data overload and the poor organization and presentation of medical portals and sites in general. In this paper we propose an intelligent meta-search al... View full abstract»

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  • An Efficient Hybrid Fuzzy Clustering Method

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):43 - 48
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    It is known that fuzzy algorithms will stop minimizing the objective function whenever reaches to a local minimum. It is known also that they are biased with the initial values of input parameters. In this work we address the minimizing problem of the objective function in the field of fuzzy clustering and introduce a method which is based on the majorization idea and the KNN algorithm. It speeds ... View full abstract»

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  • Rules for an Ontology-based Approach to Adaptation

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):49 - 54
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    Adaptation addresses the complexity and overload caused by an increasing amount of available resources by the identification and presentation of relevant resources. Drawbacks of existing approaches to this end include the limited degree of customization, difficulties in the acquisition of model information and the lack of control and transparency of the system's adaptive behavior. This paper propo... View full abstract»

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  • Unifying Different Users' Interpretations and Levels of Abstraction for Improving Annotation-based Image Retrieval

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):55 - 61
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    The proceeding application of multimedia information systems has brought the need for developing efficient querying and browsing methods for large image repositories. One solution to overcome the semantic gap between low-level visual features of images and high-level human perception is to generate semantic annotations for images to describe their contents. Therefore, the broad variety and the lac... View full abstract»

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  • Adapting the Hypermedia Structure in a Generic Multimedia Adaptation Framework

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):62 - 67
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    The multiplication of execution contexts for multimedia documents requires the adaptation of document specifications. We proposed a semantic approach for multimedia document adaptation. This paper extends this framework to the hypermedia dimension of multimedia documents, i.e., hypermedia links between multimedia objects. By considering hypermedia links as particular objects of the document, it is... View full abstract»

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  • Adding adaptive assessment capabilities to an e-learning system

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):68 - 73
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    In this paper, we present EX-COFALE, an extension to an existing open-source, Web-based adaptive e-learning system, namely COFALE. COFALE, although offers facilities for adaptive content presentation, adaptive use of pedagogical devices and adaptive communication, it lacks facilities for adaptive student assessment. EX-COFALE remedies this deficiency of COFALE by allowing for automated test creati... View full abstract»

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  • The Context Oriented Architecture: Integrating Context into Semantic Web Services

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):74 - 79
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    While emerging standards promote the interoperability of Web services, Web services adaptability to user and application context is a requirement yet to be investigated. Web services today encapsulate application and business logic and are candidates for supporting pervasive environments, where adaptability will have added value in all of these domains. In this paper we introduce the context orien... View full abstract»

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  • Authoring Personalised Interactive Content

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):80 - 85
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    Authoring e-content for personalised learning is a challenging task for both educators and learners, stimulating them to develop a variety of skills for developing and using digital resources. In this paper we investigate the authoring process of educationally meaningful content for personalised learning. To this end, the skills that authors of an Adaptive Educational Hypermedia system need to dev... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge-Assisted Video Analysis for Content-Adaptive Coding and Transmission

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):86 - 90
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    Efficient video content management and exploitation, including coding and transmission, can greatly benefit from taking into account the semantics of the video content. However, the extraction of the latter is a non-trivial task that involves associating low-level features of the image domain with high-level semantic descriptions. In this paper, a knowledge-assisted approach for extracting semanti... View full abstract»

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  • Personalized Digital Item Adaptation in Service-Oriented Environments

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):91 - 96
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    The delivery of multimedia content often needs the adaptation of the content in order to satisfy user constraints. With the digital item adaptation part, the MPEG-21 standard already defines a useful framework to handle this task. However, when the functionality of adaptation is split over several services the central instantiation of a suitable service chain needs to tackle a complex multi-object... View full abstract»

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  • PhotoFOAF: A Community Building Service driven by Socially-Aware Mobile Imaging

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):97 - 102
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    Mobile digital photography has become a ubiquitous service: nowadays, nearly every mobile phone is equipped with a camera. This results in huge collections of pictures that are hard to structure and has lead to problems in saving, managing and exchanging digital pictures. PhotoFOAF presents a new approach to mobile imaging, exploiting the social context of a picture as an important part of the met... View full abstract»

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