Nsync-A toolkit for building interactive multimedia presentations

Brian Bailey, Joseph A Konstan, Robert Cooley, Moses Dejong

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Abstract

Creating innovative interactive multimedia presentations requires a great deal of time, skill, and effort We have developed a multimedia synchronization toolkit, called Nsync (pronounced 'in-sync1), to address the complicated issues inherent in designing flexible, interactive multimedia presentations. The toolkit consists of two primary components, a declarative synchronization definition language and a run-time presentation management system The synchronization definition language supports the specification of synchronous interaction, asynchronous interaction, fine-grained relationships, and combinations of each through the use of conjunctive and disjunctive operators. Pre-computed playout schedules are too inflexible to deal with asynchronous interaction, and a more adaptive presentation management system is required Nsync's run-time system uses a novel predictive logic to predict the future behavior of a presentation. As the viewer makes decisions, the presentation is updated and new predictions are made in order to maintain consistency with the viewer's wishes and the integrity of the presentation's message.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA 1998
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages257-266
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0201309904, 9780201309904
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
Event6th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA 1998 - Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 13 2014Sep 16 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 6th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA 1998

Other

Other6th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, MULTIMEDIA 1998
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period9/13/149/16/14

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