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Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking by Hong Jiang Zhang, Kevin Jeffay

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Automatic Temporal Layout Mechanisms

M. Cecelia Buchanan* and Polle T. Zellweger*,     Information Sciences and Technologies Laboratory, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. E-mail address: buchanan@parc.xerox.com, zellweger@parc.xerox.com

*Authors’ addresses: 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Abstract

A traditional static document has a spatial layout that indicates where objects in the document appear. Because multimedia documents incorporate time, they also require a temporal layout, or schedule, that indicates when events in the document occur. This paper argues that multimedia document systems should provide mechanisms for automatically producing temporal layouts for documents. The major advantage of this approach is that it makes ...

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