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ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM) - Special section on ACM multimedia 2010 best paper candidates, and issue on social media, Volume 7S Issue 1, October 2011

Section: 1 - Special Section on ACM Multimedia 2010 Best Paper Candidates

Introduction to ACM multimedia 2010 best paper candidates
Shervin Shirmohammadi, Jiebo Luo, Jie Yang, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
Article No.: 20
DOI: 10.1145/2037676.2037677

A holistic approach to aesthetic enhancement of photographs
Subhabrata Bhattacharya, Rahul Sukthankar, Mubarak Shah
Article No.: 21
DOI: 10.1145/2037676.2037678

This article presents an interactive application that enables users to improve the visual aesthetics of their digital photographs using several novel spatial recompositing techniques. This work differs from earlier efforts in two important...

Using rich social media information for music recommendation via hypergraph model
Shulong Tan, Jiajun Bu, Chun Chen, Bin Xu, Can Wang, Xiaofei He
Article No.: 22
DOI: 10.1145/2037676.2037679

There are various kinds of social media information, including different types of objects and relations among these objects, in music social communities such as and Pandora. This information is valuable for music recommendation. However,...

A cognitive approach for effective coding and transmission of 3D video
Simone Milani, Giancarlo Calvagno
Article No.: 23
DOI: 10.1145/2037676.2037680

Future multimedia applications will rely on the transmission of 3D video contents within heterogeneous fruition scenarios, and as a matter of fact, the reliable delivery of 3D video signals proves to be a crucial issue in such communications. To...

Video accessibility enhancement for hearing-impaired users
Richang Hong, Meng Wang, Xiao-Tong Yuan, Mengdi Xu, Jianguo Jiang, Shuicheng Yan, Tat-Seng Chua
Article No.: 24
DOI: 10.1145/2037676.2037681

There are more than 66 million people suffering from hearing impairment and this disability brings them difficulty in video content understanding due to the loss of audio information. If the scripts are available, captioning technology can help...

Section: 1 - Special Section on ACM Multimedia 2010 Best Paper Candidates

Introduction to special issue on social media
Susanne Boll, Ramesh Jain, Jiebo Luo, Dong Xu
Article No.: 25
DOI: 10.1145/2037676.2037682

Exploiting online music tags for music emotion classification
Yu-Ching Lin, Yi-Hsuan Yang, Homer H. Chen
Article No.: 26
DOI: 10.1145/2037676.2037683

The online repository of music tags provides a rich source of semantic descriptions useful for training emotion-based music classifier. However, the imbalance of the online tags affects the performance of emotion classification. In this paper, we...

Automatic creation of photo books from stories in social media
Mohamad Rabbath, Philipp Sandhaus, Susanne Boll
Article No.: 27
DOI: 10.1145/2037676.2037684

Photos are a special way to tell stories of our best memories and moments. The representation of those photos in appealing physical photo books is highly appreciated by many people. Today, many photos are shared via social networking sites, where...

Recognition of adult images, videos, and web page bags
Weiming Hu, Haiqiang Zuo, Ou Wu, Yunfei Chen, Zhongfei Zhang, David Suter
Article No.: 28
DOI: 10.1145/2037676.2037685

In this article, we develop an integrated adult-content recognition system which can detect adult images, adult videos, and adult Web page bags, where a Web page bag consists of a Web page and a predefined number of Web pages linked to it through...

SCENT: Scalable compressed monitoring of evolving multirelational social networks
Yu-Ru Lin, K. Selçcuk Candan, Hari Sundaram, Lexing Xie
Article No.: 29
DOI: 10.1145/2037676.2037686

We propose SCENT, an innovative, scalable spectral analysis framework for internet scale monitoring of multirelational social media data, encoded in the form of tensor streams. In particular, a significant challenge is to detect key changes in the...

Browse by chunks: Topic mining and organizing on web-scale social media
Jitao Sang, Changsheng Xu
Article No.: 30
DOI: 10.1145/2037676.2037687

The overwhelming amount of Web videos returned from search engines makes effective browsing and search a challenging task. Rather than conventional ranked list, it becomes necessary to organize the retrieved videos in alternative ways. In this...

Mining flickr landmarks by modeling reconstruction sparsity
Rongrong Ji, Yue Gao, Bineng Zhong, Hongxun Yao, Qi Tian
Article No.: 31
DOI: 10.1145/2037676.2037688

In recent years, there have been ever-growing geographical tagged photos on the community Web sites such as Flickr. Discovering touristic landmarks from these photos can help us to make better sense of our visual world. In this article, we report...

Contextual tag inference
Michael I. Mandel, Razvan Pascanu, Douglas Eck, Yoshua Bengio, Luca M. Aiello, Rossano Schifanella, Filippo Menczer
Article No.: 32
DOI: 10.1145/2037676.2037689

This article examines the use of two kinds of context to improve the results of content-based music taggers: the relationships between tags and between the clips of songs that are tagged. We show that users agree more on tags applied to clips...

VlogSense: Conversational behavior and social attention in YouTube
Joan-Isaac Biel, Daniel Gatica-Perez
Article No.: 33
DOI: 10.1145/2037676.2037690

We introduce the automatic analysis of conversational vlogs (VlogSense, for short) as a new research domain in social media. Conversational vlogs are inherently multimodal, depict natural behavior, and are suitable for large-scale analysis. Given...