Multimedia Computing

Multimedia Computing

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Gerald Friedland, Ramesh Jain
Cambridge University Press, 7/28/2014
EAN 9780521764513, ISBN10: 0521764513

Hardcover, 368 pages, 26.2 x 18.3 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

Humans are the best functioning example of multimedia communication and computing - that is, we understand information and experiences through the unified perspective offered by our five senses. This innovative textbook presents emerging techniques in multimedia computing from an experiential perspective in which each medium - audio, images, text, and so on - is a strong component of the complete, integrated exchange of information or experience. The authors' goal is to present current techniques in computing and communication that will lead to the development of a unified and holistic approach to computing using heterogeneous data sources. Gerald Friedland and Ramesh Jain introduce the fundamentals of multimedia computing, describing the properties of perceptually encoded information, presenting common algorithms and concepts for handling it, and outlining the typical requirements for emerging applications that use multifarious information sources. Designed for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, the book will also serve as an introduction for engineers and researchers interested in understanding the elements of multimedia and their role in building specific applications.

1. Introduction
2. Multimedia
a definition
3. Elements of multimedia computing
4. Introduction to sensors
5. Sound
6. Light
7. Multimedia documents
8. Multimodal integration and synchronization
9. Multimedia systems
10. The human factor
11. Fundamentals of compression
12. Lossy compression
13. Advanced perceptual compression
14. Speech compression
15. Multimedia information retrieval
16. Signal processing primer
17. Multimedia content analysis
18. Content analysis systems
19. Content and context
20. Future topics.