Introduction

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Abstract

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.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationMultimedia Retrieval
EditorsHenk Blanken, A.P. de Vries, H.E. Blok, L. Feng
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-22
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-72894-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameData-Centric Systems and Applications
PublisherSpringer Verlag
NumberLNCS4549

Keywords

  • EWI-10809
  • METIS-241803
  • IR-60923
  • DB-MMR: MULTIMEDIA RETRIEVAL

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van Keulen, M. (2007). Introduction. In H. Blanken, A. P. de Vries, H. E. Blok, & L. Feng (Eds.), Multimedia Retrieval (pp. 1-22). (Data-Centric Systems and Applications; No. LNCS4549). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-72895-5_1