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IBM Journal of Research and Development

Issue 2 • Date March 1998

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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):162 - 164
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (151 KB)

    The steady advances in computing technology for over a decade have brought about a revolution in the way we use computers in our everyday life. The progress to date has also succeeded in modernizing businesses and solving problems that were previously intractable. The advances in multimedia systems, however, promise an even greater change in the personal usage of computers. The ability to deliver ... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia—An introduction

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):165 - 176
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (3)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1007 KB)

    Multimedia—the combination of text, animated graphics, video, and sound—presents information in a way that is more interesting and easier to grasp than text alone. It has been used for education at all levels, job training, and games and by the entertainment industry. It is becoming more readily available as the price of personal computers and their accessories declines. Multimedia a... View full abstract»

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  • Evolution and challenges in multimedia

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):177 - 184
    Cited by:  Patents (10)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (713 KB)

    This paper outlines the challenges and issues in developing multimedia-based application programs and solutions. It provides a brief history of multimedia-based applications and a critical perspective of the research issues that should be addressed in the future. View full abstract»

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  • Tiger Shark—A scalable file system for multimedia

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):185 - 198
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (33)
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    Tiger Shark is a scalable, parallel file system designed to support interactive multimedia applications, particularly large-scale ones such as interactive television (ITV). Tiger Shark runs under the IBM AIX® operating system, on machines ranging from RS/6000™ desktop workstations to the SP2® parallel supercomputer. In addition to supporting continuous-time data, Tiger Shark p... View full abstract»

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  • Design of a video-server complex for interactive television

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):199 - 218
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1481 KB)

    This paper describes the architecture and implementation of a scalable video server for interactive television services, which has been used in several video-on-demand projects in Japan. This server supports a large number of users with the delivery of high-quality video and provides many types of interactive multimedia applications. The server, using the IBM RISC System/6000® and RISC Syst... View full abstract»

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  • Video-server designs for supporting very large numbers of concurrent users

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):219 - 232
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1190 KB)

    We present a design for a video server in which video content is stored in special video-delivery subsystems attached directly to network components such as switches or high-speed-network ports rather than the magnetic disk storage attached to conventional computer systems. Video is preformatted and stored in the form of network packets. This design approach overcomes the CPU- and I/O-bandwidth li... View full abstract»

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  • Video query: Research directions

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):233 - 252
    Cited by:  Papers (16)  |  Patents (5)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1861 KB)

    As digital video databases become more and more pervasive, finding video in large databases becomes a major problem. Because of the nature of video (streamed objects), accessing the content of such databases is inherently a time-consuming operation. Enabling intelligent means of video retrieval and rapid video viewing through the processing, analysis, and interpretation of visual content are, ther... View full abstract»

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  • Progressive search and retrieval in large image archives

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):253 - 268
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (4)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1312 KB)

    In this paper, we describe the architecture and implementation of a framework to perform content-based search of an image database, where content is specified by the user at one or more of the following three abstraction levels: pixel, feature, and semantic. This framework incorporates a methodology that yields a computationally efficient implementation of image-processing algorithms, thus allowin... View full abstract»

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  • Bamba—Audio and video streaming over the Internet

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):269 - 280
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (17)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1032 KB)

    The World Wide Web has become a primary means of disseminating information, which is being presented increasingly through multiple media. The ability to broadcast audio and video information is becoming a reality with the advent of new media-streaming technologies. Most of the emerging streaming systems require high-bandwidth connections in order to deliver audio and video of suitable quality. In ... View full abstract»

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  • MultiMedia Digital Conferencing: A Web-enabled multimedia teleconferencing system

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):281 - 298
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (14)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1589 KB)

    The convergence of the telecommunication and information technologies brings a real revolution to the communications world and hence in the way that people interact and communicate with each other. With the development of the World Wide Web technology for browsing and navigating through the Internet, complemented by the global telecommunication network, new, easy-to-use tools are being developed t... View full abstract»

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  • Recent publications by IBM authors

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):299 - 304
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    This information listed here is supplied by the Institute for Scientific Information and other outside sources. Reprints of the papers may be obtained by writing directly to the first author cited. Journals are listed alphabetically by title; papers are listed sequentially for each journal. View full abstract»

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  • Recent IBM patents

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):305 - 312
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