People interact with multimedia every day: reading books, watching television, listening to music, etc. For quite some time we have faced astonishing technological developments causing an explosion of digital multimedia information. Large amounts of text, images, speech, and video are converted to digital form. Think of catalog information of libraries, information about museums with nice pictures of paintings or famous speeches that are available on DVD. Moreover, much information is produced directly in digital form: TV programs, audio-visual data from surveillance cameras, photos. Major advantages of digitized data over analog data are easy storage, processing and sharing of data. Multimedia applications influence our daily life. Consider for example the following scenarios.
|Title of host publication||Multimedia Retrieval|
|Editors||Henk Blanken, A.P. de Vries, H.E. Blok, L. Feng|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Name||Data-Centric Systems and Applications|
- DB-MMR: MULTIMEDIA RETRIEVAL