This paper contributes to a Standard Reference Model (RM) for intelligent multimedia presentation systems. In the past few years, we have developed several intelligent presentation systems at the Multimedia Information NEtwork (MINE) Lab at Tamkang University. We describe these systems in terms of architecture and function of components. The first system, Intelligent MultiMedia Presentation System (IMMPS), allows a presentation designer to construct knowledge rules reflecting the background of individual audiences. Therefore, the generated presentation is able to learn from the audiences, which results in different presentation for each individual. The second system (PreGen) uses inference rules for the automatic generation of multimedia presentations. An ICON programming technique is also used in the PreGen project. Another system for designing structured multimedia presentations using data flow/control flow diagrams is also discussed. In order to run multimedia presentations generated by different systems, we are developing a multimedia abstract machine, which is a time Petri net based software simulator for running multimedia assembly instructions.
- Intelligent multimedia presentation
- Multimedia authoring
- Multimedia database