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Multimedia Information Presentation System

Objective

The MIPS project aims to help users tackle information overload when accessing multimedia databases.

It will specify and implement a toolset based on the ISO 8879 Standard Generalised Markup Language (SGML). This toolset consists of two main modules:

- a presentation and user interface module, which provides the user with intelligent support for the presentation of retrieved information in the most appropriate manner.
- an information selection and delivery module, which provides access to the various sources of information and mechanisms for navigating within and between them.

Both modules will utilise SGML data and link models in conjunction with a hypertext presentation mechanism and knowledge-bases to perform the required interactions. Interactions with the information sources will, whenever possible, use international standards such as SQL and SFQL to implement transport mechanisms.

The viability of the project will be illustrated by the application of the toolbox to a demonstrator of an intelligent tourist adviser incorporating data from a variety of different information sources in a range of different formats.

The results of the project will be clearly exploitable at a number of levels, including the components of the toolbox and the demonstrator itself. The participation of representatives from other potential application areas in the project will ensure that the toolbox will be developed in such a way that it can be applied to other potential multimedia areas (such as publishing, education and training).

Coordinator

FT Healthcare and Cartermill International Ltd
Address
Technology Centre North Haugh
KY16 9EA St Andrews
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)
United Kingdom
Address
Chilton
OX11 0QX Didcot
CORTE INGLES
Spain
Address
Hermosilla, 112
28009 Madrid
DANSK TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
Address
Gregersensvej, 141
2630 Taastrup
Heriot-Watt University
United Kingdom
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
SEMA GROUP BELGIUM SA
Belgium
Address
Place Du Champ De Mars, 540
1050 Bruxelles
SISTEMAS EXPERTOS
Spain
Address
Paseo Castellana, 180
28046 Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Trinity College
Dublin 2