A Framework for Low Level Analysis and Synthesis to Support High Level Authoring of Multimedia Documents
Hudson, Scott E.
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This paper describes a low level hierarchical framework for composition of multimedia documents that is designed to support the types of analysis, error checking, and synthesis techniques needed for rich user support in a high-level authoring system. This framework supports flexible synchronization and flow control primitives as well as a range of interactive, continuous, and discrete media in a uniform fashion. The compositional approach taken in this work supports a style of analysis similar to the semantic analysis performed in programming language translation. This analysis capability provides a robust base upon which a number of potential high-level authoring facilities can be built.