Generation and dissemination of digital media content poses a challenging problem of efficient storage and retrieval. Of particular interest to us are audio and visual content. From sharing of picture albums and home videos to movie advertisement through interactive preview clips, live broadcasts of various shows or multimedia reports of news as it happens, multimedia information has found in the internet and the television powerful media to reach us. With innovations in hand-held and portable computing devices and wired and wireless communication technology (pocket PCs, organizers, cell-phones) on one end and broadband internet devices on the other, supply and dissemination of unclassified multimedia is overwhelming. Humans assimilate content at a semantic level and apply their knowledge to the task of sifting through large volumes of multimodal data. To invent tools that can gain widespread popularity we must try to emulate human assimilation of this content. We are thus faced with the problem of multimedia understanding if we are to bridge the gap between media features and semantics.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Video Databases|
|Subtitle of host publication||Design and Applications|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science(all)