Introduction to the special issue on semantic analysis for interactive multimedia services

Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Yannis Avrithis, Noel E. O'Connor
2008 Signal processing. Image communication  
This editorial introduces the Special Issue, which contains a selection of papers that present recent advances in a number of areas relating to semantic analysis for interactive multimedia services. Recent progress in hardware and communication technologies has resulted in a rapid increase in the amount of multimedia information available to users. The usefulness of multimedia applications is largely determined by the accessibility of the content, so the demand for efficient methods for
more » ... ng knowledge from multimedia content has led to a growing research community. Technologies for retrieving semantic information from multimedia content potentially enable new applications and services for both commercial and personal end users. Some examples of such applications include access to multimedia content by the growing number of knowledge workers in today's information society, access by consumers to entertainment or educational content in their home or when mobile, and sharing of content by both professional and private content owners. Whatever the application, it is clearly acknowledged within the research community that user access is best served by a deep understanding of the real world semantics depicted in the content.
doi:10.1016/j.image.2008.05.001 fatcat:wdhtwoopyjfvvpmp675e3wz4vu