A Comparison of Multimedia Document Models Concerning Advanced Requirements

Boll, Susanne and Klas, Wolfgang and Westermann, Utz (1999) A Comparison of Multimedia Document Models Concerning Advanced Requirements. Technical Report. Universität Ulm.

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Existing multimedia document models like HTML, MHEG, SMIL, and HyTime lack appropriate modeling primitives that meet speci�c requirements given by advanced multimedia information system applications. In traditional multimedia applications, multimedia document models just had to
cope with the modeling of the temporal, spatial, and interactive course of a multimedia presentation. However, we seriously question whether existing models fit the needs of next generation multimedia applications that bring up requirements like reusability of multimedia content in different presentations and contexts, and adaptation to user preferences. In this paper, we motivate and present new
requirements stemming from advanced multimedia applications and the resulting consequences for multimedia document models. Along these requirements, we discuss HTML, HyTime, MHEG, SMIL, and ZYX, a new model that has been developed with special focus on reusability and adaptation. The
analysis and comparison of the models show the limitations of existing models, point the way to the need for new
exible multimedia document models, and throw light on the many implications on authoring systems, multimedia content management, and presentation.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science > Institute of Databases and Informations Systems > DBIS Research and Teaching > DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Eva Mader
Date Deposited: 14 May 2008 11:51
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2011 10:25
URI: http://dbis.eprints.uni-ulm.de/id/eprint/362

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