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Introduction to MPEG–7. Multimedia Content Description Interface

  • ID: 2181195
  • Book
  • 396 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The use of digital cameras, personal computers and the Internet has made producing and distributing multimedia content easier today than ever before. The new ISO/MPEG–7 standard enables navigation through this wealth of audio–visual content and is set to revolutionise multimedia technology. Introduction to MPEG–7 takes a systematic approach to the standard and provides a unique overview of the principles and concepts behind audio–visual indexing, metadata description, information retrieval and browsing.


∗ 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.
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Contents of the DVD



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.)

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B. S. Manjunath
Philippe Salembier
Thomas Sikora
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