Posted by: Pradeep Atrey
(The following information about the book is taken from Cambridge University Press)
SIGMM Education Column of this issue highlights an upcoming text book, titled “Multimedia Computing,” which presents emerging techniques in multimedia computing from an experiential perspective in which each medium – audio, images, text, and so on – is a strong component of the complete, integrated exchange of information or experience. The book is authored by Dr. Gerald Friedland of International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, California, USA and Prof. Ramesh Jain of University of California, Irvine, USA, and it is published by Cambridge University Press.
The goal of this book is to present current techniques in computing and communication that will lead to the development of a unified and holistic approach to computing using heterogeneous data sources.
The authors introduce the fundamentals of multimedia computing, describing the properties of perceptually encoded information, presenting common algorithms and concepts for handling it, and outlining the typical requirements for emerging applications that use multifarious information sources. Designed for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, the book will also serve as an introduction for engineers and researchers interested in understanding the elements of multimedia and their role in building specific applications.
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