Synchronization in Multimedia Documents

Peter King, Helen Cameron, Howard Bowman, Simon Thompson

Electronic Publishing 98: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 1375, Springer Verlag, 1998

ABSTRACT

This paper presents a taxonomy of possible synchronization relationships between pairs of items in multimedia documents.everal existing approaches to the synchronization of entire items are reviewed. We then discuss classes of synchronization based upon dynamic events or conditions occurring within media items and their internal structure. We present a taxonomy of seventy-two possible such relations,which are illustrated by numerous examples and which are formalized in the authors ítemporal logic notation,Mexitl .The ideas are then applied to provide a description of the lip-synchronization problem.

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