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IEEE MultiMedia

Issue 4 • Date Winter 1994

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  • Whose story is it, anyway? An ethnographic answer

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):7 - 11
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    The time has come to look beyond the usual systems approach of multimedia productions and ask an ethnographic question: where is the real story? Is the story in the mind of the reporting "authors" as they create these productions? Is it located in the production (often referred to as the text or document) itself? Or, is it in the minds of "readers" as they sew together fragments of the story using... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge-assisted content based retrieval for multimedia databases

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):12 - 21
    Cited by:  Papers (30)  |  Patents (2)
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    Unlike conventional databases, which manage only text and numerical data, multimedia databases must evaluate audio and visual properties of data. We propose a system of querying and content-based retrieval that considers audio or visual properties of multimedia data.<> View full abstract»

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  • Making a cost-effective video server

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):22 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (24)  |  Patents (1)
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    A cost-effective system must allocate video files to the right place at the right time. We present the characteristics of different storage media and provide an analytical model for obtaining the cost of storing video files. We then state the video file allocation problem and provide a solution.<> View full abstract»

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  • An animated on-line community with artificial agents

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):32 - 42
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    The article is a "report from the trenches" of work on interactive multimedia environments. We implemented a prototype computer system that combines aspects of an online community with aspects of a virtual reality environment. The purpose of the prototype is to explore the capabilities of current technology and to develop research directions for the future.<> View full abstract»

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  • Supporting cooperative medicine: the Bermed Project

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):44 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (23)
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    Bermed logically integrates distributed, multimedia patient data and gives authorized physicians transparent access to it through a single workstation. In conjunction with this integration, the project provides asynchronous remote access to the data and synchronous desktop conferencing between physicians connected by ATM and ISDN wide area networks. Although other projects around the world have si... View full abstract»

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  • Networked multimedia: the Medusa environment

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):54 - 63
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (5)
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    The Medusa project at Olivetti Research aims to provide a networked multimedia environment in which many streams of multimedia data, perhaps thousands, are active simultaneously. Medusa uses a peer-to-peer architecture to control networked multimedia devices. In the software model presented to the applications programmer, active objects called modules represent cameras, displays, format converters... View full abstract»

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  • Images galore: multimedia at Arizona State University

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):71 - 73
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    The Multimedia Information Systems Group at Arizona State University is an interdisciplinary research group within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The group members' research interests cover the entire spectrum of multimedia information systems, from acquisition and coding to storage and retrieval, as well as related issues such as analysis, visualization, and transport. We presen... View full abstract»

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  • Commerce on the Internet

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):74 - 78
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    The article discusses the World Wide Web (Internet), focusing on using the WWW to support commerce-electronic marketing and digital publishing. Businesses are increasingly using the Web for advertising and electronic catalog based retail sales. Immediate benefits from the use of the technology include the ability to monitor and track the behavior of one's customers, provided by access statistics t... View full abstract»

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  • An open architecture for digital communication systems.2. Creating enabling standards for a digital communication infrastructure

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):79 - 84
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    The article addresses nine critical issues related to standards for an open architecture digital communications system. It proposes several specific concepts to illustrate how open architecture standards can be constructed. However, these concepts should be interpreted as examples, rather than specific recommendations. The issues are: image parameters; common raster representations; spatial resolu... View full abstract»

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  • The multimedia fax-MIME gateway

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):64 - 70
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (86)
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    New standards may help bridge the rapidly growing communities of the Internet and facsimile machine users. One of these is the Internet standard proposed in July 1992 which provides enhanced capabilities for e-mail. This new standard, Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME), lets users exchange multiple-media mail messages over the Internet. The fax-MIME gateway takes advantage of these devel... View full abstract»

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