Introduction to MPEG-7: Multimedia Content Description Interface

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B. S. Manjunath, Philippe Salembier, Thomas Sikora
Wiley, Jun 14, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 396 pages
The MPEG standards are an evolving set of standards for video andaudio compression. MPEG 7 technology covers the most recentdevelopments in multimedia search and retreival, designed tostandardise the description of multimedia content supporting a widerange of applications including DVD, CD and HDTV.
Multimedia content description, search and retrieval is a rapidlyexpanding research area due to the increasing amount of audiovisual(AV) data available. The wealth of practical applications availableand currently under development (for example, large scalemultimedia search engines and AV broadcast servers) has lead to thedevelopment of processing tools to create the description of AVmaterial or to support the identification or retrieval of AVdocuments. Written by experts in the field, this book has beendesigned as a unique tutorial in the new MPEG 7 standard coveringcontent creation, content distribution and content consumption. Atpresent there are no books documenting the available technologiesin such a comprehensive way.
* Presents a comprehensive overview of the principles and conceptsinvolved in the complete range of Audio Visual material indexing,metadata description, information retrieval and browsing
* Details the major processing tools used for indexing andretrieval of images and video sequences
* Individual chapters, written by experts who have contributed tothe development of MPEG 7, provide clear explanations of theunderlying tools and technologies contributing to thestandard
* Demostration software offering step-by-step guidance to themulti-media system components and eXperimentation model (XM) MPEGreference software
* Coincides with the release of the ISO standard in late2001.
A valuable reference resource for practising electronic andcommunications engineers designing and implementing MPEG 7compliant systems, as well as for researchers and students workingwith multimedia database technology.

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