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Issue 3 • Date 1997

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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):372 - 373
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    This issue contains five papers and one Technical Forum contribution on a variety of subjects: advances in LAN-based server support for multimedia data delivery and resource management, a new method for reorganizing databases on line, the San Francisco project and the resulting IBM Business Frameworks, systems for computer-based interactive storytelling, and the creation of books using electronic ... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia file serving with the OS/390 LAN Server

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):374 - 392
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    The rapidly increasing storage and transmission capacities of computers and the progress in compression algorithms make it possible to build multimedia applications that include audio and video. Such applications range from educational and training videos, delivered to desktops in schools and enterprises, to entertainment services at home. Applications developed for stand-alone personal computers ... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia resource management in OS/390 LAN Server

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):393 - 410
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    In a multimedia server, resource reservation is critical for guaranteeing jitter-free delivery of video. In this paper, we describe the resource manager component of the OS/390™ LAN Server (video server) that implements resource reservation. The resource manager functions can be divided into three categories: (1) the system management functions that allow arbitrary multimedia resources to b... View full abstract»

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  • A method for on-line reorganization of a database

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):411 - 436
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (16)
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    Any database management system may need some type of reorganization. However, reorganization typically requires taking a database off line, which can be unacceptable for a very large or highly available (24-hour) database. A solution is to reorganize on line (concurrently with users' reading and writing of data in the database). This paper describes a method for performing one type of reorganizati... View full abstract»

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  • IBM Business Frameworks: San Francisco project technical overview [Technical forum]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):437 - 445
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  • Automatist storyteller systems and the shifting sands of story

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):446 - 456
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    We present a novel approach to documentary storytelling that celebrates electronic narrative as a process in which the author(s), a networked presentation system, and the audience actively collaborate in the co-construction of meaning. A spreading-activation network is used to select relevant story elements from a multimedia database and dynamically conjoin them into an appealing, coherent narrati... View full abstract»

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  • The last book

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):457 - 463
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (288)
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    In this paper we describe our efforts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory toward realizing an electronic book comprised of hundreds of electronically addressable display pages printed on real paper substrates. Such pages may be typeset in situ, thus giving such a book the capability to be any book. We outline the technology we are developing to bring this about and descri... View full abstract»

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  • Books

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):464 - 466
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  • Referees

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):467 - 469
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