1st Edition

Semantic Multimedia Analysis and Processing

    560 Pages 126 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    546 Pages 126 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Broad in scope, Semantic Multimedia Analysis and Processing provides a complete reference of techniques, algorithms, and solutions for the design and the implementation of contemporary multimedia systems. Offering a balanced, global look at the latest advances in semantic indexing, retrieval, analysis, and processing of multimedia, the book features the contributions of renowned researchers from around the world. Its contents are based on four fundamental thematic pillars: 1) information and content retrieval, 2) semantic knowledge exploitation paradigms, 3) multimedia personalization, and 4) human-computer affective multimedia interaction. Its 15 chapters cover key topics such as content creation, annotation and modeling for the semantic web, multimedia content understanding, and efficiency and scalability.

    Fostering a deeper understanding of a popular area of research, the text:

    • Describes state-of-the-art schemes and applications
    • Supplies authoritative guidance on research and deployment issues
    • Presents novel methods and applications in an informative and reproducible way
    • Contains numerous examples, illustrations, and tables summarizing results from quantitative studies
    • Considers ongoing trends and designates future challenges and research perspectives
    • Includes bibliographic links for further exploration
    • Uses both SI and US units

    Ideal for engineers and scientists specializing in the design of multimedia systems, software applications, and image/video analysis and processing technologies, Semantic Multimedia Analysis and Processing aids researchers, practitioners, and developers in finding innovative solutions to existing problems, opening up new avenues of research in uncharted waters.

    Information and Content Retrieval

    Image Retrieval Using Keywords: The Machine Learning Perspective
    Zenonas Theodosiou and Nicolas Tsapatsoulis

    Visual Search for Objects in a Complex Visual Context: What We Wish to See
    Hugo Boujut, Aurélie Bugeau, and Jenny Benois-Pineau

    Visual-Semantic Context Learning for Image Classification
    Qianni Zhang and Ebroul Izquierdo

    Restructuring Multimodal Interaction Data for Browsing and Search
    Saturnino Luz

    Semantic Enrichment for Automatic Image Retrieval
    Clement H. C. Leung and Yuanxi Li

    Semantic Knowledge Exploitation and Applications

    Engineering Fuzzy Ontologies for Semantic Processing of Vague Knowledge
    Panos Alexopoulos

    Spatiotemporal Event Visualization on Top of Google Earth
    Chrisa Tsinaraki, Fotis Kazasis, Nikolaos Tarantilis, Nektarios Gioldasis, and Stavros Christodoulakis

    Enrich the Expressiveness of Multimedia Document Adaptation Processes
    Adel Alti, Sébastien Laborie, and Philippe Roose

    Multimedia Personalization

    When TV Meets the Web: Towards Personalised Digital Media
    Dorothea Tsatsou, Matei Mancas, Jaroslav Kuchař, Lyndon Nixon, Miroslav Vacura, Julien Leroy, François Rocca, and Vasileios Mezaris

    An Approach for Context-Aware Semantic Recommendations in Future Internet
    Yannick Naudet, Valentin Groués, Sabrina Mignon, Gérald Arnould, Muriel Foulonneau, Younes Djaghloul, and Djamel Khadraoui

    Treating Collective Intelligence in Online Media
    Markos Avlonitis, Ioannis Karydis, Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, and Spyros Sioutas

    Semantics-Based and Time-Aware Composition of Personalized e-Commerce Services on the Cloud
    Yolanda Blanco-Fernandez, Martin Lopez-Nores, and Jose J. Pazos-Arias

    Authoring of Multimedia Content: A Survey of 20 Years of Research
    Ansgar Scherp

    Human-Computer Affective Multimedia Interaction

    An Overview of Affective Computing from the Physiology and Biomedical Perspective
    Ilias Maglogiannis, Eirini Kalatha, and Efrosyni-Alkisti Paraskevopoulou-Kollia

    Affective Natural Interaction Using EEG: Technologies, Applications, and Future Directions
    Charline Hondrou, George Caridakis, Kostas Karpouzis, and Stefanos Kollias




    Dr. Evaggelos Spyrou holds a diploma in electrical and computer engineering with a specialty in telecommunications from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. His Ph.D thesis was in the field of semantic image and video analysis. His latest research interests include semantic multimedia analysis, indexing, and retrieval; low-level feature extraction and modeling; visual context modeling; multimedia content representation; neural networks; and intelligent systems. Widely published, he worked as researcher and developer at the Image, Video, and Multimedia Systems Laboratory of NTUA and as adjunct lecturer at the University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece. He currently serves as scientific associate at the Technological Educational Institute of Central Greece, Lamia.

    Dr. Dimitris Iakovidis holds a B.Sc, M.Sc, and Ph.D from the University of Athens, Greece. His considerable experience stems from his participation in multiple national and European research projects, and from adjunct academic positions at the University of Athens and the University of Central Greece, Lamia. Currently he is a professor at the Technological Educational Institute of Central Greece, Lamia. An IEEE and IAPR member, he is also head of the Institute of Information Technology, vice director of the Center for Technological Research of Central Greece, and an independent expert for the European Commission. Widely published, he is a book editor, editorial board member, and reviewer of several scientific journals.

    Dr. Phivos Mylonas holds a diploma and Ph.D from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, as well as an M.Sc from the University of Athens, Greece. He is currently senior researcher at the Image, Video, and Multimedia Systems Laboratory of NTUA and an elected assistant professor at the Ionian University, Corfu, Greece. His research interests include content-based information retrieval, visual context representation and analysis, knowledge-assisted multimedia analysis, and issues related to multimedia personalization and user adaptation, modeling, and profiling. A widely published author, popular editor, journal reviewer, and conference organizer, he is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Hellenic Association of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, and W3C, as well as a former member of IEEE and ACM.