On the application of multimedia processing to telecommunications

Richard Cox, Barry Haskell, Yann LeCun, Behzad Shahraray, Lawrence Rabiner

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The challenge of multimedia processing is to seamlessly integrate text, sound, image, and video information into a single communications channel, and to do it in a way that provides high quality communications while preserving the ease-of-use and interactivity of conventional telephony. There are a number of technology drivers that are pushing the technology forward, as well as a number of technological problems that must be overcome before multimedia becomes as ubiquitous as voiceband telephony. A key issue with any practical multimedia system has to do with standards that insure connectivity between customers and a range of service providers. Multimedia processing is an area of communications that is rapidly evolving. However, a number of interesting and important multimedia communications applications have evolved over the past several years, and some of these applications will be described in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Image Processing. Part 2 (of 3) - Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 26 1997Oct 29 1997


OtherProceedings of the 1997 International Conference on Image Processing. Part 2 (of 3)
CitySanta Barbara, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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