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distributed multimedia database technologies supported by mpeg-7 and mpeg-21
Distributed Multimedia Database Technologies Supported by MPEG-7 and MPEG-21
by Harald Kosch  ISBN:0849318548
Auerbach Publications © 2004 (280 pages)

This book demonstrates an open distributed multimedia framework that enables MPEG-7 and MPEG-21 to cooperate in a working environment, delivering rich multimedia access in an increasingly mobile world.

 
Table of Contents
Distributed Multimedia Database Technologies—Supported by MPEG-7 and MPEG-21
Preface
Chapter 1- Introduction
Chapter 2- MPEG-7: The Multimedia Content Description Standard
Chapter 3- MPEG-21: The Multimedia Framework Standard
Chapter 4- Multimedia Database Management Systems
Chapter 5- Distributed Multimedia Database Systems
Chapter 6- Concluding Remarks
Appendix A- Abbreviations and Acronyms
Index
List of Exhibits


 

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Back Cover

A multimedia system needs a mechanism to communicate with its environment, the Internet, clients, and applications. MPEG-7 provides a standard metadata format for global communication, but lacks the framework to let the various players in a system interact. MPEG-21 closes this gap by establishing an infrastructure for a distributed multimedia framework, allowing for the creation, modification, viewing, and communication of digital items among all participants within an MPEG-21 agreement.

Now you have a guide that examines the structure and potential usage of these emerging standards. Distributed Multimedia Database Technologies Supported by MPEG-7 and MPEG-21 describes the technologies, concepts, and tools of distributed, content-based multimedia systems. It focuses on the practical uses of the technologies of MPEG and SQL/MM in these components, and on the interoperability among them (for data exchange, transactions, interaction, etc.). This book demonstrates an open distributed multimedia framework that enables these components to cooperate in a working environment, delivering rich multimedia access in an increasingly mobile world.

About the Author

Harald Kosch is an associate professor at the University of Klagenfurt. His domains of interest are distributed multimedia systems, multimedia databases, middleware, and Internet applications. He started research at the École Normale Supérieure in 1993 during postgraduate study and entered the Ph.D. program in 1994, obtaining his Ph.D. degree in June 1997. He actively participates in the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)-7 and MPEG-21 standardization and is involved in several international research projects in the domain of distributed multimedia systems.



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Distributed Multimedia Database Technologies—Supported by MPEG-7 and MPEG-21

Harald Kosch

CRC PRESS

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Kosch, Harald.
   Distributed multimedia database technologies supported by MPEG-7 and MPEG-21 / by
 Harald Kosch.
      p. cm.
   Includes bibliographical references and index.
 

ISBN 0-8493-1854-8 (alk. paper)

1. MPEG (Video coding standard) 2. Multimedia systems. 3. Distributed databases. I. Title.

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Dedication

I dedicate this book to my wife Edith and daughters Klara and Marie-Sophie (who painted a lot of teddy bears on my manuscript), without whose understanding the writing of this book would not have been possible.

About the Author

Harald Kosch is an associate professor at the University of Klagenfurt. His domains of interest are distributed multimedia systems, multimedia databases, middleware, and Internet applications. He started research at the École Normale Supérieure in 1993 during postgraduate study and entered the Ph.D. program in 1994, obtaining his Ph.D. degree in June 1997. He actively participates in the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)-7 and MPEG-21 standardization and is involved in several international research projects in the domain of distributed multimedia systems.

Acknowledgments

My thanks go to Mulugeta Libsie for constant support and for reviewing all chapters; László Böszörményi for his good examples, for correcting many errors, and for the constant encouragement. Equally, I thank Hermann Hellwagner for his corrections and improvement suggestions; Mario Döller for his proofreading and for our discussions on how to design a multimedia database; and Christian Timmerer from Klagenfurt and Jörg Heuer from Siemens CT for the common contributing work to the MPEG-7 and MPEG-21 standards.

I also thank my colleagues and friends at the Institute of Information Technology at the University Klagenfurt for their support during the writing of my habilitation thesis and this book.



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