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This conference paper was originally published as Thomas-Kerr, J, Burnett, I, Ritz, C, Intelligent Multimedia Delivery? It’s a question of semantics, International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies ISCIT 2007, 17-19 Oct, 473-478.


Intelligent multimedia delivery uses semantic information about content to enhance the delivery process. This paper proposes a model for intelligent multimedia delivery that advances the state of the art by incorporating a concept of semantic distortion into the delivery optimization process. Furthermore, the model combines format-independence with rate-distortion optimization to provide a flexible framework for intelligent delivery of multimedia in existing and future formats. The paper provides a review of the existing work covering components of the model: scalable coding formats, rate-distortion optimization, format-independent adaptation, and semantic adaptation. It then details the model, and identifies open problems and opportunities for further research.



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