Multimedia Content Representation Technologies

Multimedia Content Representation Technologies

A. Hurson (The Pennsylvania State University, USA) and Bo Yang (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-953-3.ch042
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Abstract

In recent years, the rapid expansion of multimedia applications, partly due to the exponential growth of the Internet, has proliferated over the daily life of Internet users. Consequently, research on multimedia technologies is of increasing importance in computer society. In contrast with traditional text-based systems, multimedia applications usually incorporate much more powerful descriptions of human thought – video, audio and images (Auffret, Foote, Li & Shahraray, 1999). Moreover, the large collections of data in multimedia systems make it possible to resolve more complex data operations, such as imprecise query or content-based retrieval. For instance, image database systems may accept an example picture and return the most similar images of the example (Cox, Miller & Minka, 2000, Huang, Chang & Huang, 2003). However, the conveniences of multimedia applications come at the expense of new challenges to the existing data management schemes

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