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ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM), Volume 3 Issue 2, May 2007

Computational approaches to temporal sampling of video sequences
Tiecheng Liu, John R. Kender
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/1230812.1230813

Video key frame extraction is one of the most important research problems for video summarization, indexing, and retrieval. For a variety of applications such as ubiquitous media access and video streaming, the temporal boundaries between video...

Online audio background determination for complex audio environments
Simon Moncrieff, Svetha Venkatesh, Geoff West
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/1230812.1230814

We present a method for foreground/background separation of audio using a background modelling technique. The technique models the background in an online, unsupervised, and adaptive fashion, and is designed for application to long term...

A piano duo support system for parents to lead children to practice musical performances
Chika Oshima, Kazushi Nishimoto, Norihiro Hagita
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/1230812.1230815

In this article, we propose “Family Ensemble,” a piano duo support system for a musically inept parent and his/her child who is a beginner at playing the piano. The system makes it easier for parents to correctly reproduce a given...

Clustering and searching WWW images using link and page layout analysis
Xiaofei He, Deng Cai, Ji-Rong Wen, Wei-Ying Ma, Hong-Jiang Zhang
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/1230812.1230816

Due to the rapid growth of the number of digital images on the Web, there is an increasing demand for an effective and efficient method for organizing and retrieving the available images. This article describes iFind, a system for clustering and...

A narrative-based abstraction framework for story-oriented video
Byunghee Jung, Junehwa Song, Yoonjoon Lee
Article No.: 11
DOI: 10.1145/1230812.1230817

This article proposes a novel video abstraction framework for online review services of story-oriented videos such as dramas. Among the many genres of TV programs, a drama is one of the most popularly watched on the Web. The abstracts generated by...

Ubiquitous device personalization and use: The next generation of IP multimedia communications
Ron Shacham, Henning Schulzrinne, Srisakul Thakolsri, Wolfgang Kellerer
Article No.: 12
DOI: 10.1145/1230812.1230818

Service usage in emerging ubiquitous environments includes seamless and personalized usage of public and private devices discovered in the vicinity of a user. In our work, we describe an architecture for device discovery, device configuration, and...