Chapter 9 Content Analysis

In recent years, multimedia documents have experienced wide distribution through the World Wide Web. In addition to the problems of receiving data over the network and storing it efficiently, users must now also cope with information overload. Search programs provide users looking for particular topics with so much information that they still must decide what is relevant. Information filtering tools, which provide the user with additional information about multimedia data besides just titles, are thus invaluable.

Most films currently available in digital form are uncommented and it is not to be expected that the large mass of existing films will ever be marked up “by hand” with a metadata track providing information ...

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