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Issue 4 • July 1997

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  • Signal Processing In Asia [From the Guest Editor]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 18
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  • The Wheeler Legacy

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):102 - 105
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  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Chair's Message [The Past, Present, and Future of Multimedia Signal Processing]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 28
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  • Guest Editor's Message [The Past, Present, and Future of Multimedia Signal Processing]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 29
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  • Signal processing and standardization

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):33 - 34
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    Because in many instances signal processing is geared to communication, the attitude of the signal processing community regarding standardisation has always been very positive, leading to successful exploitation of its findings in the marketplace. Such standards as A-law/μ-law PCM, Group 3 facsimile, the Compact Disc, G.721, H.261, JPEG, MPEG-1, and MPEG-2 are all fine examples of how the ... View full abstract»

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  • Riding the new integrated media systems wave

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):32 - 33
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    Integrated media systems will only achieve their potential they are truly integrated in three key ways: integration of content, integration with human users, and integration with other media systems. First, such systems must successfully combine digital video and audio, text, animation, graphics and knowledge about such information units and their interrelationships in real time. Second, they must... View full abstract»

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  • Speech, audio, and acoustic processing for multimedia

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):34 - 36
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    The primary advances in speech and audio signal processing that contributed to the maturing of multimedia applications are discussed in the areas of speech and audio signal compression, speech synthesis, acoustic processing and echo control, and network echo cancellation View full abstract»

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  • Audio-visual interaction in multimodal communication

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):37 - 38
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    Multimedia signal processing is more than simply “putting together” text, audio, images, and video. It is the integration and interaction among these different media that creates new systems and new research challenges and opportunities. In multimodal communication where speech is involved, audio-visual interaction is particularly significant View full abstract»

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  • Media integration for human communication

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):36 - 37
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    It is generally said that the 21st century will be the age of multimedia and networks. Multimedia signal processing (MMSP) technologies will play major roles in this multimedia-network age. Researchers today working in this area have the privilege of selecting the future direction of MMSP technologies, so what they are doing will deeply influence our future society. The article considers the bigge... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and evaluation of multimodal perceptual quality

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):38 - 39
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    The increasing performance requirements of multimedia modalities, carrying speech, audio, video, image, and graphics emphasize the need for assessment methods of the total quality of a multimedia system and methods for simultaneous analysis of the system components. It is important to take into account still more perceptual characteristics of the human auditory, visual, tactile systems, as well as... View full abstract»

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  • Obtaining higher resolution in Asia

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):52 - 62
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    Important advances in digital signal processing for HDTV have occurred in Asia. This article outlines these advances, including trends in standard resolution television (STV) and progress in superhigh definition (SHD) imaging. Video coding, video recording, SHD image processing, and digital satellite broadcasting are covered, and trends in digital satellite TV and the challenges facing successful ... View full abstract»

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  • Signal processing for networked multimedia

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):39 - 41
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    Real-time transmission of multimedia data over packet networks poses several interesting problems for signal processing research. Although the range of these problems covers a large variety of topics, currently two groups appear to attract the most attention. The first group concerns adapting the signal compression techniques to address the special requirements imposed by the packet networks, incl... View full abstract»

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  • Voice dictation of Mandarin Chinese

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):63 - 101
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    The Chinese language is not alphabetic, and input of Chinese characters into computers remains a difficult problem even after decades of efforts made to overcome the problem. Voice dictation of Mandarin Chinese with a very large vocabulary is believed to be the perfect solution, but this is a highly challenging speech recognition problem with many technical issues yet unsolved. The characteristics... View full abstract»

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  • Data hiding for multimedia personalization, interaction, and protection

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):41 - 44
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    The advantages of digital media have opened up many new possibilities to hide data (information) within audio, image and video files. In order to provide copyright protection digital watermarking has been proposed as a means of identifying the owner or distributor of digital data. Data hiding and watermarking research builds on ideas and concepts developed in cryptography, communications theory, a... View full abstract»

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  • Neural networks for intelligent multimedia processing

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):44 - 45
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    Multimedia technologies represent new ground for research interactions among a variety of media such as speech, audio, image, video, text, and graphics. Future multimedia technologies will need to handle information a with an increasing level of intelligence, i.e., automatic recognition and interpretation of multimodal signals. The main attribute of neural processing is its adaptive learning capab... View full abstract»

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  • Content-based indexing and retrieval of visual information

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):45 - 48
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    The ease of capturing and encoding digital images has produced a massive amount of visual information online. As a consequence, grand challenges have emerged in the areas of storage, indexing, and retrieval of visual information in large archives. How does one find a photograph from a large archive that contains millions of pictures? How does a CNN video journalist find a specific clip from the my... View full abstract»

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  • Implementation of media processors

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):48 - 51
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    Conventional standard processors do not correspond well to the characteristics of multimedia signal processor algorithms. Therefore, special architectural approaches are necessary for multimedia processors to deliver the required high processing power with efficient use of hardware resources. Programmable approaches offer a high degree of flexibility. In order to attain multimedia signal processor... View full abstract»

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IEEE Signal Processing Magazine publishes tutorial-style articles on signal processing research and applications, as well as columns and forums on issues of interest. Its coverage ranges from fundamental principles to practical implementation, reflecting the multidimensional facets of interests and concerns of the community. Its mission is to bring up-to-date, emerging and active technical developments, issues, and events to the research, educational, and professional communities. It is also the main Society communication platform addressing important issues concerning all members.

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Min Wu
University of Maryland, College Park
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http://www/ece.umd.edu/~minwu/