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Digital Content Annotation and Transcoding

Digital Content Annotation and Transcoding by Katashi Nagao
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Today, as industry professionals are identifying and targeting distinct segments in broadcast and Web audiences, the challenge is to create digital content that can be tailored and personalized to reach these distinct and differing audience segments. Transcoding and annotation are the methods that more and more engineers in the industry are using to create this type of digital content. This leading-edge book provides the in-depth technical details of transcoding and annotation that you need to create accessible and reusable digital content capable of being tailored and personalized.

Moreover, the book helps you manage, update, adapt, distribute and retrieve digital content. It explains the framework for transcoding, the creation and applications of annotation, and the latest details on semantic annotation and transcoding. This unique resource examines the role metadata tagging, natural language processing, voice and video analysis, and multimedia summary and translation play in the transcoding and annotation of accessible and reusable digital content.


Introduction - Digital Content Technology. Problems of Online Content. Extension of Digital Content. Organization of this Book.

Transcoding - Representation Digital Content. Content Adaptation. Transcoding by Proxy Server. Content Personalization. Framework for Transcoding. More Advanced Transcoding.

Annotation - Frameworks of Metadata. Creation of Annotations. Applications of Annotation. More on Annotation.

Semantic Annotation and Transcoding - Semantics and Grounding. Content Analysis Techniques. Semantic Annotation. Semantic Transcoding. Text Transcoding. Image Transcoding. Multimedia Transcoding. More Advanced Applications. Concluding Remarks.

Future Directions - Content Management and Distribution for the Media Business. Intelligent Content with Agent Technology. Situated Content with Ubiquitous Computing. Towards Social Information Infrastructures. Final Remarks.

Katashi Nagao is an associate professor at Nagoya University in Nagoya, Japan. A board member of the Association for Natural Language Processing, he is a leading researcher in advanced digital content and multimedia technologies as well as natural language processing. He received a doctorate degree in computer science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and served as an editor for the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence and the Information Processing Society of Japan.

Artech House; January 2003
255 pages; ISBN 9781580536035
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Title: Digital Content Annotation and Transcoding
Author: Katashi Nagao