∗ Practical guidance to the new ISO/MPEG–7 standard written by the experts who have actively participated in its development.
∗ Clear explanations of the standard′s underlying tools, technologies and applications.
∗ Coverage ranging from the Description Definition Language and systems architecture through to low–level media descriptors.
∗ Comparisons of related multimedia description and indexing standards.
∗ Accompanying DVD featuring MPEG–7 reference software along with working demonstrations of the standard and its components.
Essential reading for engineers building MPEG–7 compliant systems, the tutorial approach provides an invaluable tool for developers within the multimedia industry and the research and development community. Graduate students and those new to the field will benefit from the overview of search and retrieval technology.
Section I Introduction
Introduction to MPEG–7:Mulitmedia Content Description Interface (L. Chiariglione)
Content, Goals and Procedures (F. Periera and R. Koenen)
Section II Systems
Systems Architecture (O. Avaro and P. Salembier)
Description Definition Language (J. Hunter and C. Seyrat)
Binary Format (J. Heuer, et al.)
Section III Description Schemes
Overview of Multimedia Description Schemes and Schema Tools (P. Salembier and J. Smith)
Basic Elements (T. Walker, et al.)
Description of a Single Multimedia Document (A. Benitez, et al.)
Navigation and Summarization (P. van Beek and J. Smith)
Content Organizaiton (J. Smith and A. Benitez)
User Interaction (P. van Beek, et al.)
Section IV Visual Descriptors
Overview of Visual Descriptors (B. Manjunath and T. Sikora)
Color Descriptors (J. Ohm, et al.)
Texture Descriptors (Y. Choi, et al.)
Shape Descriptors (M. Bober, et al.)
Motion Descriptors (S. Jeannin, et al.)
Section V Audio
Fundamentals of Audio Descriptions (A. Lindsay, et al.)
Spoken Content (J. Charlesworth and P. Garner)
Sound Classification and Similarity (M. Casey)
Section VI Applications
Search and Browsing (N. Day)
Mobile Applications (N. Day, et al.)