Title: Intelligent content personalisation in internet TV using MPEG-21

Authors: Christos-Nikolaos Anagnostopoulos, Evangelos Vlachogiannis, Ioannis Psoroulas, Damianos Gavalas, George Tsekouras, George Konstantas

Addresses: Cultural Technology and Communication Department, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, 81100, Greece. ' Product and Systems Design Engineering Department, University of the Aegean, Hermoupolis, Syros, 81100, Greece. ' Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, National Technical University of Athens, NTUA Campus, Athens, Greece. ' Cultural Technology and Communication Department, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, 81100, Greece. ' Cultural Technology and Communication Department, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, 81100, Greece. ' University of the Aegean, Research Unit, Mytilene, 81100, Greece

Abstract: This paper introduces a novel approach for intelligent content personalisation in internet TV using the new MPEG-21 standard in the framework of an ongoing project, which aims at the delivery of interactive TV (iTV) services to disabled children. The approach includes the development of an authoring tool for a diversity of multimedia resources supporting a metadata model according to MPEG-21. The authoring tool works in conjunction with a simulation platform, acting as an interaction interface between our internet TV architecture and the prospective viewer. Based on that, interactivity in IP Television accessibility services is faced through metadata and adaptation.

Keywords: internet TV; intelligent personalisation; content personalisation; MPEG-21; EPG; electronic programme guide; internet television; interactive TV; iTV; disabled children; authoring tools; multimedia; metadata models.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2008.020948

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2008 Vol.3 No.3, pp.159 - 169

Published online: 25 Oct 2008 *

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