In this article we argue that for the automatic generation of adaptive multimedia presentations we are in need of expandable, adaptable style descriptions which provide both high-level conceptual and low-level feature extraction information. Only the combination of both facilitates the retrieval of adequate material and its user-centred presentation. We discuss the requirements for an adaptable Web-based environment for museums presenting visual artefacts. We then present the framework of our prototype multimedia generation environment which transforms a high-level user query into a concrete multimedia final-form encoding that is playable on an end-users' platform. We describe the underlying architecture and provide a working example.

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Information Systems [INS]
Human-Centered Data Analytics

Nack, F.-M, Windhouwer, M.A, Pauwels, E.J.E.M, Huijberts, M.W.J.H, & Hardman, L. (2001). The role of high-level and low-level features in semi-automated retrieval and generation of multimedia presentations. Information Systems [INS]. CWI.