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IEEE MultiMedia

Issue 2 • April-June 1998

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  • 3D navigation of geographic data sets

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):29 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    Supervision and control of wide area transportation networks requires continuous monitoring of large data sets. Two factors complicate the process: data items are spread over a wide geographic area, but are reciprocally influenced through network links, and data types attached to network nodes belong to different categories. We describe a visualization environment that tests the joint use of multi... View full abstract»

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  • Case Studies In Multimedia

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 90
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  • Basic Digital Cinematography Concepts

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 91
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  • Virtual Stage: a location-based karaoke system

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):42 - 52
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (2)
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    Virtual Stage is an extended karaoke system based on virtual reality technology. A participant becomes the main character in an interactive music video. While singing along with the song played by Virtual Stage, the participant uses body movements to interact with the virtual characters, which reside in a virtual environment and behave intelligently. In Virtual Stage, the participant's video image... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN: can we use it for multimedia?

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):84 - 89
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    The IEEE P802.11 committee developed the 802.11 Wireless LAN standard to cover wireless networks for fixed, portable, and moving stations within a local area. This standard addresses the need for wireless connectivity to stations, equipment, or automatic machinery that requires rapid deployment and may be portable, handheld, or mounted on moving vehicles. It can function totally wireless or connec... View full abstract»

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  • Spatial browsing to retrieve multimedia information

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):78 - 83
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (3)
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    Burgeoning consumer products and services provided through cable, television, and the World Wide Web (WWW) make it challenging for consumers to organize and use their home entertainment and information centers. Assuming that this large amount of home entertainment multimedia information will come to consumers' homes through a television or a television-like device, the Spatial Browsing project exp... View full abstract»

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  • Parallel video servers: a tutorial

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):20 - 28
    Cited by:  Papers (58)  |  Patents (19)
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    In conventional video-on-demand (VoD) systems, compressed digital video streams are stored in a video server for delivery to receiver stations over a communication network. This article introduces a framework for the design of parallel video server architectures and addresses three central architectural issues: video distribution architectures, server striping policies, and video delivery protocol... View full abstract»

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  • Using MPEG-2 video at the Getty Museum

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):74 - 77
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    Today museums find themselves at a crossroad. The traditional approach of designing museum exhibits as static displays must be reconciled with the technology people face in the everyday world. We are bombarded by digital information, and media sources are increasingly geared to shorter attention spans. As a result, we expect more interactivity and technology even in leisure pursuits such as visiti... View full abstract»

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  • Curious learning, cultural bias, and the learning curve

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):14 - 19
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    Today's interactive installations are characterized by simplistic feedback mechanisms, limited underlying databases of content, and very little autonomous intelligence. Yet even these rudimentary systems provide great opportunities for curious learning, surprise, and serendipitous discovery. They also serve as a social nexus. The interpersonal, back-channel communications and ancillary activities ... View full abstract»

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  • Similarity retrieval of trademark images

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):53 - 63
    Cited by:  Papers (54)  |  Patents (10)
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    The Artisan system retrieves abstract trademark images by shape similarity. It analyzes each image to characterize key shape components, grouping image regions into families that potentially mirror human image perception, and then derives characteristic indexing features from these families and from the image as a whole. We have evaluated the retrieval effectiveness of our prototype system on more... View full abstract»

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  • Applet-based telecollaboration: a network-centric approach

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):64 - 73
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    Real-time collaboration systems, in which participants share multimedia documents and applications, have attracted interest for many years. The JETS system provides a generic multimedia telecollaboration framework that enables sharing of Java applets through the Internet. Experimentation with JETS revealed practical design and implementation issues, as well as the essential requirements of such sy... View full abstract»

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