A Multimedia Presentation System on Web -- Dynamic Homepage Approach

Bal WANG  Ching-Fan CHEN  Min-Huei LIN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E82-D   No.4   pp.729-736
Publication Date: 1999/04/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Internet Technology and Its Applications)
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World Wide Web,  dynamic homepage,  multimedia presentation,  temporal relationships,  synchronization,  

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Summary: 
Although there are many multimedia presentation systems on the market, they have some shortcomings and most of them only can work on one single computer, and few of them can work on Web. Thus, in the thesis we develop a network multimedia presentation system to let users easily design the multimedia presentation without restriction on technology or presentation time and place. Our system includes 3 main components: User Interface that includes temporal specification editor, spatial specification editor and multimedia object interface, Presentation Interface and Knowledge Base. There is a dynamic homepage generator in our system and we propose a displaying algorithm based on the Allen's theory, that there exist 13 temporal relationships between two intervals, for synchronizing the media objects.