Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

Multimedia Interaction and Intelligent User Interfaces

Principles, Methods and Applications

Editors: Shao, L., Shan, C., Luo, J., Etoh, M. (Eds.)

  • Describes recent advances in multimedia interaction and intelligent user interfaces, with applications for consumer electronics Covers a number of techniques in computer vision, machine learning, audio and speech processing, communications, artificial intelligence and media technology

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Consumer electronics (CE) devices, providing multimedia entertainment and enabling communication, have become ubiquitous in daily life. An important challenge for the modern CE industry is the design of user interfaces for CE products that enable natural interactions that are convenient, intuitive and fun. As many CE products are supplied with microphones and cameras, the exploitation of both audio and visual information for interactive multimedia is a growing field of research.

Collecting together contributions from an international selection of experts, including leading researchers in industry, this unique text presents the latest advances in applications of multimedia interaction and user interfaces for consumer electronics. Covering issues of both multimedia content analysis and human-machine interaction, the book examines a wide range of techniques from computer vision, machine learning, audio and speech processing, communications, artificial intelligence and media technology.

Topics and features:

  • Introduces novel computationally efficient algorithms to extract semantically meaningful audio-visual events
  • Investigates modality allocation in intelligent multimodal presentation systems, taking into account the cognitive impacts of modality on human information processing
  • Provides an overview on gesture control technologies for CE
  • Presents systems for natural human-computer interaction, virtual content insertion, and human action retrieval
  • Examines techniques for 3D face pose estimation, physical activity recognition, and video summary quality evaluation
  • Describes features that characterize the new generation of CE and examines how web services can be integrated for improved user experience

This book is an essential resource for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry working in areas of multimedia analysis, human-computer interaction and interactive user interfaces. Graduate students studying computer vision, pattern recognition and multimedia will also find it a beneficial and a useful reference.

Dr. Ling Shao is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK. Dr. Caifeng Shan is a Senior Scientist with Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Dr. Jiebo Luo is a Senior Principal Scientist with Kodak Research Laboratories in Rochester, NY, USA. Dr. Minoru Etoh is Managing Director of the Service & Solution Development Department of NTT DOCOMO, Yokosuka, Japan.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Retrieving Human Actions Using Spatio-Temporal Features and Relevance Feedback

    Jin, Rui (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Computationally Efficient Clustering of Audio-Visual Meeting Data

    Hung, Hayley (et al.)

    Pages 25-59

  • Cognitive-Aware Modality Allocation in Intelligent Multimodal Information Presentation

    Cao, Yujia (et al.)

    Pages 61-83

  • Natural Human–Computer Interaction

    D’Amico, Gianpaolo (et al.)

    Pages 85-106

  • Gesture Control for Consumer Electronics

    Shan, Caifeng

    Pages 107-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multimedia Interaction and Intelligent User Interfaces
Book Subtitle
Principles, Methods and Applications
Editors
  • Ling Shao
  • Caifeng Shan
  • Jiebo Luo
  • Minoru Etoh
Series Title
Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-84996-507-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84996-507-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84996-506-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2590-7
Series ISSN
2191-6586
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 302
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