An ODA-like multimedia document system

Chung-Ming Huang, Yao Fang Chu, Ye In Chang

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A multimedia document is composed of different media objects. ISO's Open Document Architecture (ODA) proposes a standard multimedia document model. However, the current ODA profile only includes static media, e.g. text, geometric graphics and images. Because the future multimedia documents not only include static media but also continuous media, e.g. video and audio, continuous media document parts should be added to have a complete multimedia document model. In this paper, we propose a multimedia document model, which is derived from ODA's concept The proposed model is based on the object-oriented approach. Objects in the proposed document model are divided into two types: data objects and pseudo objects. Data objects are data structures of a document; pseudo objects are used to manage data objects. Based on the proposed model, a multimedia document authoring and presenting system (MMDS) is also developed on SUN SPARC workstations using the Solaris 2.X operating system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1097-1126
Number of pages30
JournalSoftware - Practice and Experience
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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