“Multimedia Document Architecture” Moderated by

  • ©Terry Crowley, Lester Ludwig, and Jonathan Rosenberg



Entry Number: 04


    Multimedia Document Architecture

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    Multimedia information systems capable of managing combined text, graphics, still images, audio, and video are leaving the laboratory to enter the mainstream of information technology. An important level of organization for information handled by such systems is the multimedia document, which provides a means for packaging and coordinating related objects of different media types. Furthermore, multimedia document architecture is a fundamental model for representing the structure, content, and presentation characteristics of multimedia documents. 

    However, most existing architectures are unique designed specifically for the systems that use them and do not permit easily exchanged information. Thi panel addresses some of the current problems associated with multimedia document architectures and important issues of the future.