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Taxonomy of network transcoding
Author(s): Roderick C. Henderson; Brad Topol; Chung-Sheng Li; Rakesh Mohan; John R. Smith
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Paper Abstract

Universal access to the WWW is the vision in which all information, from any source, can be accessed anywhere, by any devices, in a consistent and straightforward way. However, the existing web paradigm in which the web server defines the content delivered to the Internet client device has hindered content accessibility for pervasive and ubiquitous devices. When delivering information over the Internet to pervasive and ubiquitous devices, content providers face the considerable challenge of sending and presenting content in a way that makes it usable to resource-limited devices. Transcoding is instrumental to enabling universal access to the web for pervasive and ubiquitous computing devices. In this paper, we propose a taxonomy of transcoding techniques. The main contributions of the proposed taxonomy are (1) to provide a road map of the work accomplished to date by presenting dimensions of characteristics derived from our study of transcoding models and techniques, and (2) to help identify unsolved problems that exist in the domain today. Based on the proposed taxonomy, we have analyzed several existing commercially available systems, and investigated possible future improvements on these technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3969, Multimedia Computing and Networking 2000, (27 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373535
Show Author Affiliations
Roderick C. Henderson, IBM Network Computing Software Div. (United States)
Brad Topol, IBM Network Computing Software Div. (United States)
Chung-Sheng Li, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
Rakesh Mohan, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
John R. Smith, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3969:
Multimedia Computing and Networking 2000
Klara Nahrstedt; Wu-chi Feng, Editor(s)

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