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Intelligent Multimedia Systems






Preface

CHAPTER 1—Introduction

Merging Technologies
Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence
Imprtant Definitions
The Basics
Multimedia Applications

Text
Sound
Images
Video
Glue
Tools

Artificial Intelligence

Rule-Based or Expert Systems
Knowledge Representation
Tools

Other Books
The Rest of the Book


CHAPTER 2—Multimedia Authoring Tools

Introduction

Developing Your Own Multimedia Tool Versus Using a Commercially Available Tool

Language-Based Versus Graphic Interface–Based Tools

The Interaction Language
The IL Language in Greater Detail
IL’s Doorway
Authorware Professional for Windows
Recap

The Imprtance of Paradigms

Developing Multimedia Using Time Lines

Visual Basic as a Multimedia Authoring Tool

Introduction to Visual Basic
The ATM Simulation in Visual Basic
Some Comments about Visual Basic and the ATM Simulation

Chapter Summary


CHAPTER 3—The Multimedia Database

Introduction

Databases
Knowledge as Media

Architecture

Records in the Multimedia Database
An Example
Viewers, Loaders, and Operations
Retrieving Media by Content
Retrieving Media by Characteristic
Creating a Multimedia Database

Chapter Summary
Suggested Reading


CHAPTER 4—Tools for Intelligent Applications

Introduction
Making a Thinking Machine
The LISP Programming Language

A Brief LISP Tutorial

Logic as a Programming Language

A Brief Prolog Tutorial
Deriving Rules for the Operation of the Toaster

Expert Systems and Expert System Languages

What Is an Expert System?
A Small-X Tutorial
Rules to Make a Toaster Work

Chapter Summary
Suggested Reading


CHAPTER 5—Knowledge Representation

Introduction

Many Approaches for Many Reasons

Symbolic Representations
Semantic Networks

Introduction to Semantic Networks
Using Semantic Networks
Creating Your Own Semantic Networks
Representing a Semantic Network
A Tool for Creating Semantic Networks

Logic Representations

Introduction to Logic Representations
Using Logic Representations
Representation Structure
Using Frames
A Tool for Creating Frames

Chapter Summary
Suggested Reading
CHAPTER 6—Models

Introduction

Introducing Models
Why Models?
Qualitative and Quantitative Models

A Mini-How-To Guide

Step 1: What are the Components in the Mechanism?
Step 2: Identify Which Components Represent Sub-components of the Mechanism and Which Represent Connections between Mechanisms
Step 3: Identify the Relationships between Components in the Model
Step 4: Identify Implicit Relationships in the Mechanism
Step 5: Specify the Rules of Operation of the Model
Step 6: Test the model

Model Examples

PROUST
A Process-Oriented Model
Knowledge, Metaknowledge, Meta-metaknowledge

A More Complete Toaster

Step 1: What are the Components of the Mechanism?
Step 2: Identify Which Components Represent Subcomponents of the Mechanism and Which Represent Connections between Mechanisms
Steps 3 and 4: Identify Relationships between Components in the Model
Step 5: Specify the Rules of Operation of the Model
Step 6: Test the Model

Chapter Summary
Suggested Reading


CHAPTER 7—A Toaster Tutor

Introduction

Just What Is an Intelligent Tutor?
The Tutoring Domain
Now That We Know What It Is, What Do We Want It to Do?

Tutor Design

Story Board
How It Works

Tutor Models

Student Model
Instructional Model

Simulating the Simulation
Chapter Summary
Suggested Reading


CHAPTER 8—Natural Language Processing and Intelligent Multimedia

Introduction

Multimedia and Natural Language Processing

Natural Language Processing—The Details

Propositions Are the Key

Application Example 1—An Automatic Illustrator

Elements of the Automatic Illustrator

Application Example 2—A Foreign Language Tutor Named Habla

Pedagogy
A Proposed Description of Habla

Chapter Summary
Suggested Reading


CHAPTER 9—The Future of Intelligent Multimedia

What Does the Future Hold for Intelligent Multimedia?
Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Neural Nets
Genetic Programming

Advances in Multimedia

Virtual Reality and Environments
The Internet

Suggested Reading

APPENDIX A
Index

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