WIAMIS 2007: “Data-driven and Procedural Analysis and Synthesis of Multimedia”
In this talk, I will outline the changes that have come about in the analysis and synthesis of multimedia, due to the availability of large amounts of data. I will present several of the recently successful methods that have been introduced in the last few years for example-based synthesis for animation and rendering of videos. I will also show how these methods have been extended to other modalities. I will also show how these approaches need to be extended by developing parametric and procedurals models to represent temporal variations. Using example from my groups work and also other efforts, I will discuss how video is becoming an accessible medium for all and I will also discuss some newer work on authoring of multimedia content.