Multimedia Systems

Delivering, Generating and Interacting with Multimedia

  • Tim Morris

Part of the Applied Computing book series (APPLCOMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-6
  3. Part I

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      Pages 7-7
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      Pages 9-32
  4. Part II

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      Pages 59-59
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      Pages 61-73
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  5. Conclusions

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 167-191

About this book


What are Multimedia Systems? This book is intended to expose you to multimedia in its widest sense. The popular understanding of this subject is that it is the integration and delivery of text, images and sound, usually on a desktop Pc. We are all familiar with examples from the extensive range of multimedia titles available on CD-ROM. These give us a rich set of sensory experiences, and, perhaps more important, we are free to navigate our way through the information as we choose. However, this is only half of the story since these titles can only deliver information. A recent IEEE publication (Chen, 1997) suggested that multimedia should include all systems that integrate diverse media, in standalone or networked applications, either for presentation or communication. Diverse media implies visual and aural information (text, static and moving pictures and sound). Networking could be realised using intranet or telephone links. Presentation systems would imply the multimedia delivery systems with which we are all familiar. Communication implies a two-way interaction with the computer. So as well as transmitting infor­ mation, multimedia systems should also be able to understand and react to information presented to them using the same set of diverse media (such as typed text, pictures and sound).


Design Hypertext WWW gesture recognition information system information systems multimedia

Authors and affiliations

  • Tim Morris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ComputationUMISTManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-248-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0455-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1542
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