Multimedia Services in Intelligent Environments: Advanced Tools and Methodologies (Google eBook)

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George A. Tsihrintzis, L. C. Jain
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 2, 2008 - Computers - 420 pages
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Multimedia services involve processing, transmission and retrieval of multiple forms of information. Multimedia services have gained momentum in the past few years due to the easy availability of computing power and storage media. Societyisdemandinghuman-likeintelligentbehaviour,suchasadaptationand generalization, from machines every day. With this view in mind, researchers are working on fusing intelligent paradigms such as arti?cial neural networks, swarm intelligence, arti?cial immune systems, evolutionary computing and multiagents with multimedia services. Arti?cial neural networks use neurons, interconnected using various schemes, for fusing learning in multimedia-based systems. Evolutionary c- puting techniques are used in tasks such as optimization. Typical multiagent systems are based on Belief-Desire-Intention model and act on behalf of the users. Typical examples of intelligent multimedia services include digital - braries, e-learning and teaching, e-government, e-commerce, e-entertainment, e-health and e-legal services. This book includes 15 chapters on advanced tools and methodologies pertaining to the multimedia services. The authors and reviewers have c- tributed immensely to this research-oriented book. We believe that this - search volume will be valuable to professors, researchers and students of all disciplines, such as computer science, engineering and management. We express our sincere thanks to Springer-Verlag for their wonderful e- torial support.
  

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Contents

An Overview of SpeechMusic Discrimination Techniques
80
Multichannel Audio Coding for Multimedia Services
103
Temporal Video Transcoding for Multimedia Services
149
Individualization of ContentBased Image Retrieval
181
AudioVisual Multimedia Retrieval on Mobile Devices
202
Cryptography and Data Hiding for Media Security
227
Multimedia Information Security
256
Multimedia Services Applied to Noise and Hearing
275
VisionBased Tracking for Mobile Augmented Reality
296
Rights Management and Licensing Multimedia Services
327
Automated Lecture Services
351
Recommender Services in Scientific Digital Libraries
376
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Jain is director/founder of the Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems Centre, located in the Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Envvironment. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.

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