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Issue No. 02 - April-June (2007 vol. 14)
ISSN: 1070-986X
pp: 72-77
Joseph A.I. Thomas-Kerr , University of Wollongong, Australia
Ian S. Burnett , University of Wollongong, Australia
Christian H. Ritz , University of Wollongong, Australia
Davy De Schrijver , Ghent University-IBBT, Belgium
Rik Van de Walle , Ghent University-IBBT, Belgium
Sylvain Devillers , France Telecom
Universal Multimedia Access promises to adaptively deliver multimedia content to users according to their needs?whether it's their device, context, or preferences. Central to UMA is the development of metadata standards for describing multimedia resources to allow their adaptation. In this article, the authors report on the development of the Bitstream Syntax Description Language (BSDL) and describe applications for scalable content adaptation, format independent streaming, and delivery and configurable media coding.
UMA, BSDL, Universal Multimedia Access, standards, metadata standards, multimedia adaptation, Bitstream Syntax Description Language, scalable content adaptation, format independent streaming, delivery coding, configurable media coding

D. D. Schrijver, R. V. Walle, S. Devillers, I. S. Burnett, J. A. Thomas-Kerr and C. H. Ritz, "Is That a Fish in Your Ear? A Universal Metalanguage for Multimedia," in IEEE MultiMedia, vol. 14, no. , pp. 72-77, 2007.
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