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IEEE MultiMedia

Issue 1 • Date Jan.-March 1999

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  • A Cookbook for Java Script

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 90
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  • Mobile Multimedia Communications

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):90 - 92
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  • Sorting the Web by Subject

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):92 - 93
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  • Name-It: naming and detecting faces in news videos

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):22 - 35
    Cited by:  Papers (104)  |  Patents (32)
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    We developed Name-It, a system that associates faces and names in news videos. It processes information from the videos and can infer possible name candidates for a given face or locate a face in news videos by name. To accomplish this task, the system takes a multimodal video analysis approach: face sequence extraction and similarity evaluation from videos, name extraction from transcripts, and v... View full abstract»

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  • Get a life: thinking outside the box [multimedia]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):5 - 9
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    Like a good classic novel or a cutting political debate, multimedia content should and can generate rich interpersonal exchanges. The paper considers a language learning application which tells a story of the Berlin through the eyes and dialogs of six Berliners who meet as part of the production View full abstract»

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  • A configurable multimedia middleware platform

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):62 - 76
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    Experience demonstrates the benefits and feasibility of supporting multimedia applications in distributed middleware architectures. However, deployment of multimedia-capable middleware platforms has not yet occurred on a large scale. This article describes designing such a platform and its attempts to maximize performance, predictability, and configurability in a standard workstation operating sys... View full abstract»

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  • Defining DVD

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):80 - 84
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    The accepted and much-repeated definition for DVD is digital versatile disc or digital video disc, depending on whom you ask. The words behind the letters are not the only things about DVD whose meaning depends on the respondent; you will also get a different answer regarding DVD's purpose and future depending on individual viewpoint. The author gives a brief history of DVD and considers DVD-ROM a... View full abstract»

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  • Remote advisory services: a NEAT approach

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):36 - 48
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    The Networked Expertise, Advice and Tuition (NEAT) project has produced and evaluated a networked computer-based system that lets students contact and communicate remotely with help desk staff, tutors, or advisors over the Internet. The system uses public domain technology that facilitates video, audio, and text-based communication, whiteboarding, and application sharing. We discuss the system req... View full abstract»

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  • Just what is multimedia, anyway?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):11 - 13
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    With all the hype circulating around multimedia and its numerous offshoots: new media, digital media, interactive media, and so on, does anyone really know what this term means? In the quest for a broad definition of multimedia, including its evolutionary origins, the author defines the essential elements of multimedia: immersion, interdisciplinarity, hypermedia, interactivity, and narrativity, re... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia broadcasting over the Internet. II. Video compression

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):85 - 89
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    For pt.I see ibid., (Oct-Dec. 1998). In the first part of our project report, we described a new technique for multimedia broadcasting over the Internet, called IP Simulcast. In this article we introduce a new video compression technique, called XYZ compression, which suits ultra-low bandwidth applications very well View full abstract»

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  • Integrating multiple Web-based geographic information systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):49 - 61
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    Most Web-based geographic information systems (GISs) are stand-alone. Our technique aims to integrate a collection of Web GISs into a system, providing more transparent and efficient access. Users can access the data stored at any of the participating sites as though all the data came from one site. We based our technique on Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) and Java View full abstract»

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  • Timeshared video-on-demand: a workable solution

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):77 - 79
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    True video-on-demand (T-VOD) lets you browse, select, view, and scan through programs from a large content repository, at any time, without leaving your home. Imagine choosing and watching what you want, when you want it, and not be constrained by what the TV networks have chosen for you to watch. Actually, the dream of T-VOD has been in the public mind for more than a decade now, but in spite of ... View full abstract»

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