Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems

15-18 May 1995

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    Publication Year: 1995
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  • PhotoFile: a digital library for image retrieval

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):292 - 295
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    The paper describes a digital photo archiving and retrieval system. The system employs natural language processing technology to retrieve images based on their captions, and incorporates morphological, syntactic, and semantic information View full abstract»

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  • Design and evaluation of data access strategies in a high performance multimedia-on-demand server

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):286 - 291
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (10)
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    One of the key components of a multi user multimedia on demand system is the data server. Digitization of traditionally analog data such as video and audio, and the feasibility of obtaining network bandwidths above the gigabit per second range are two important advances that have made possible the realization, in the near future, of interactive distributed multimedia systems. Secondary-to-main mem... View full abstract»

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  • Learning sign language through multimedia

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):282 - 285
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    Traditionally, sign languages used by the deaf can be learned from teachers, books or video tapes. Digital multimedia, together with CD ROM technology now enables production of interactive textbooks and dictionaries for sign languages on personal computers. The paper presents the key technological and contents requirements for learning to sign from a point of view of deaf as well as hearing person... View full abstract»

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  • Driving the citizen-oriented information on the electronic highway

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):131 - 138
    Cited by:  Patents (5)
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    The paper outlines the design and ongoing development of the Citizen Information Network (CIN) which makes information available to meet the growing demands from citizens for better information about public administration services and self-organized initiatives as well as for better communication among citizens about community affairs. Multimedia technology offers new opportunities but there are c... View full abstract»

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  • An object-oriented approach and system for intelligent multimedia presentation designs

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):278 - 281
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    Many presentation or authoring tools were developed for presenters or artists in various fields. However, presentations created by these tools were either communicating with its addressees in a single direction, or providing limited navigation controls for the audiences via push buttons or menus. These presentations cannot incorporate addressees' responses. As a result, an audience watches the sam... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating hypermedia: a methodology and case study

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):123 - 130
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    Multimedia applications, particularly educational applications, represent one of the fastest growing markets. Hypermedia represents one major segment in this market. Though the advances in multimedia technology have enabled us to create dazzling displays of hypermedia instructional material, its instructional efficacy is somewhat unclear. In part this is due to the often simplistic cause and effec... View full abstract»

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  • TIEMPO: temporal modeling and authoring of interactive multimedia

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):274 - 277
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (7)
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    Future multimedia titles will provide many ways to interact with the presented information. When creating an interactive multimedia title, the author has to specify the temporal layout and the interaction elements, However, this part of the authoring process is not trivial as the temporal layout and the interaction forms are not independent because some interaction forms affect the presentation sc... View full abstract»

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  • Can multimedia help people learn faster?

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):115 - 122
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    Interactive multimedia has opened up a new research dimension in the theory of learning by introducing an innovative interface where users can navigate for information in various mode of representation such as text, graphics, animation, sound and video. The development of optical storage and compression/decompression technologies means that millions of pieces of multimedia information can be readi... View full abstract»

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  • Demand paging for video-on-demand servers

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):264 - 272
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    With recent advances in storage and network technology it is now possible to provide video on demand (VOD) service, thereby eliminating the inflexibility inherent in today's broadcast cable systems. A VOD server is a computer system that stores videos in compressed digital form and provides support for the concurrent transmission of different portions of the compressed video data to the various vi... View full abstract»

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  • Tele-action objects for an active multimedia system

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):106 - 113
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    We present the concept of tele-action objects (TAOs), which possess private knowledge specific to the object instances. The user can create and modify the private knowledge of a tele-action object, so that the tele-action object will automatically react to certain events to pre-perform operations for generating timely response, improving operational efficiency and maintaining consistency. Moreover... View full abstract»

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  • Scheduling and data distribution in a multiprocessor video server

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):256 - 263
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    We address the problem of distributing and scheduling movies on a multiprocessor video server. We also address the issue of scheduling communication over the multiprocessor switch for the playback of the scheduled movies. A solution is proposed that addresses these three issues at once. The proposed solution minimizes contention for links over the switch. The proposed solution makes movie scheduli... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent media agents in interactive television systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):182 - 189
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (161)
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    Future interactive television applications are the upcoming front-end to interactive radio, television, video rental, home shopping, multimedia communication, and information retrieval. The challenge of an interactive television system is not that the medium is digital, nor the ability of browsing media resources, nor reception of multiple kinds of media. Users do not need more information than to... View full abstract»

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  • Spatio-temporal modeling of video data for on-line object-oriented query processing

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):98 - 105
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    The paper presents a framework for data modeling and semantic abstraction of image/video data. The framework is based on spatio-temporal information associated with salient objects in an image or in a sequence of video frames and on a set of generalized n-ary operators defined to specify spatial and temporal relationships of objects present in the data. The methodology presented in this paper can ... View full abstract»

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  • Track-pairing: a novel data layout for VOD servers with multi-zone-recording disks

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):248 - 255
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (3)
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    Multi-zone recording increases disk capacity by approximating fixed linear recording density. With fixed rotation speed, however, transfer rate varies with track location, as does the number of video streams that can be played concurrently. This paper proposes Track Pairing, a deterministic scheme for static intra-disk data layout. By recording each movie alternately on “outer” tracks ... View full abstract»

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  • HYPEREX: an intelligent tutoring hypertext system for learning programming

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):341 - 344
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    Hypertext techniques applied in teaching environments arouse considerable interest as they allow students to construct learning paths directed by their own aims and knowledge. However, for the very reason that hypertext allows knowledge construction through exploration, it stimulates talented students but tends to penalize those less skilled in self-managing their learning process. We present HYPE... View full abstract»

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  • Video acquisition on live hypermedia

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):175 - 181
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (2)
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    Live hypermedia is a new type of hypermedia which can acquire a desired set of video scenes from television broadcasting programs using the video scene recognition techniques. Information nodes and links between them care dynamically determined corresponding to the structure of the recognition models. In this paper, a state-transition type expression is proposed to describe flexible and compound m... View full abstract»

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  • Spatial knowledge representation and retrieval in 3-D image databases

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):90 - 97
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (2)
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    In multimedia retrieval applications such as architectural design, interior design, and real estate marketing, there exists a generic class of user queries that require retrieving images in the database that are spatially similar to the user query. We propose an image representation scheme (referred to as 3D spatial orientation graph or simply SOG) and an algorithm (referred to as SIM3D... View full abstract»

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  • The interactive home: technologies, strategies & business opportunities

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):242 - 246
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    The term Interactive Home refers to the impact that broadband, interactive networks will have on households. It is axiomatic by now that interactivity will affect many companies and many careers. The author provides an overview of the topic for corporate strategists, money managers and entrepreneurs. It explains the technology and the strategies of many key players and tries to draw reasoned concl... View full abstract»

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  • Networking for success in cyberspace

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):335 - 340
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    Several key technologies are converging to create the emerging cyberspace. We characterize this convergence process as one of cumulative synthesis and suggest that the network mode of organization is the most appropriate for facilitating convergence View full abstract»

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  • Automatic parsing of TV soccer programs

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):167 - 174
    Cited by:  Papers (98)  |  Patents (48)
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    While automatic parsing of general video images are difficult or nearly impossible, parsing a specific type of video image can be achieved if the video structure can be explicitly identified and its model can be constructed. The paper presents ongoing work on using domain knowledge to parse content of soccer video programs. The proposed system can classify a sequence of soccer frames into various ... View full abstract»

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  • A unified approach to temporal segmentation of motion JPEG and MPEG compressed video

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):81 - 88
    Cited by:  Papers (36)  |  Patents (11)
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    A common framework for rapid scene analysis for detecting scene changes in compressed motion JPEG and MPEG videos is proposed. We develop algorithms to detect both abrupt and gradual scene changes. The algorithms operate directly on the DC sequence which can be easily extracted from motion JPEG and MPEG compressed video without decompression. The DC images capture most of the essential “glob... View full abstract»

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  • Presentation layer primitives for the layered multimedia data model

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):231 - 238
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    The Layered Multimedia Data Model (LMDM) adds structure to the problem of specifying multimedia compositions by dividing the task into smaller, more manageable pieces. This paper outlines the basic constructs of the third LMDM layer, the Data Presentation Layer (DPL). The DPL allows specification of multimedia presentations, which describe the audio and visual display of temporally linked data obj... View full abstract»

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  • User recovery of audio operations

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):329 - 334
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    Computer interfaces that support user recovery can radically alter a user's interaction style. Users can explore alternatives freely, secure in the knowledge that they can undo actions and restore previous states if necessary. A text-editor, like EMACS, where users can restore the state of an editing session to a correct previous state, is an example of such a system. Editors for textual, graphica... View full abstract»

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  • Theft-resistant video browsing using filtered versions of compressed sequences

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):50 - 55
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    Browsing, when used as a sales tool for video sequences, must balance the needs and wants of the customer and merchant: the merchant must offer the customer a preview to allow the customer to select what he or she wants but the merchant does not want to give away the product without payment from the customers. While key-frame browsing discourages theft by not giving the customer the full clip in a... View full abstract»

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