Synchronization scheme for multimedia annotation

Chin Hwa Kuo, Timothy K. Shih, Tzu Chuan Chou

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Multimedia annotation is of benefit to many multimedia applications in the enhancement of presentation, instruction, and communication. In the present paper, we make use of voice and electronic pen as annotation media in the designing of a multimedia annotation and playback system. Our contributions are as follows: (1) A time-based synchronization mechanism is developed which takes care of not only voice and electronic pen movement temporal synchronization issue but also electronic pen movement spatial synchronization problem. (2) File storage and replay mechanisms are devised to handle multimedia storage process and to facilitate interactive presentation process during replay phase. We implemented the proposed system on the Microsoft Windows 95 platforms in the Multimedia Information NEtworking Laboratory (MINE) at the Tamkang University.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-598
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part 1 (of 5) - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: 12 Oct 199715 Oct 1997


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