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Current trends in multimedia technologies
Author(s): Andrew G. Tescher
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Paper Abstract

Multimedia, as an application, has at its very core the field of signal processing technology. Although, multimedia has leveraged on numerous disciplines, signal processing is the most relevant. Some of the basic concepts, such as spectral analyses, sampling theory and the theory of partial differential equations have become the fundamental building blocks for numerous applications and subsequently have been reinvested in such diverse areas as transform coding, display technology and neural networks. The latter, most recently, leads to a fast implementation of vector quantization. It is evident, that the diverse signal processing algorithms, concepts and applications are interconnected and in numerous instances appear in various reincarnated forms. For example, sub-band coding existed for many years before wavelets became fashionable. In this paper, an attempt will be made to provide a historical overview of signal processing through the present, followed by a highly personal speculation for the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 1999
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3528, Multimedia Systems and Applications, (22 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.337418
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Andrew G. Tescher, Lockheed Martin Palo Alto Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3528:
Multimedia Systems and Applications
Andrew G. Tescher; Bhaskaran Vasudev; V. Michael Bove Jr.; Barbara Derryberry, Editor(s)

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