Team WAM

Overall Objectives
Scientific Foundations
New Results
Contracts and Grants with Industry
Other Grants and Activities

Section: New Results

Document Formats and Description

The XTiger language (see section 3.4 ) created in the team in 2006 is versatile enough to represent templates that can capture the overall structure of large documents as well as the fine details of a microformat [4] . It borrows from various types of languages found in the XML family, such as schema languages or transformation languages. It is different from these languages however, because its main goal is to drive the creation of new documents instead of validating or transforming existing documents. This brings original features to the language, in particular its ability to be emmbedded in the documents it describes, instead of constituting external resources.

The audio part of JSR-234, for which reference implementations exist, enhances the audio support on mobile devices by adding rendering features like 3D audio and virtual acoustics, but also by introducing a 3-level hierarchical model for mixing, muting and rendering parameters, thus allowing interesting special audio effects. At this point, it is interesting to observe that iXMF is a format with no API and that, at the opposite, JSR-234 is an API with no format. We have defined an XML format (iXMFT) for JSR-234 which could be considered as a Tiny iXMF format. An editor and its associated soundtrack manager are in construction using EMF databinding technology (see section 6.3 ).

The activities with INA through the PhD thesis of Marc Caillet on multimedia content description have provided two main results in 2006:


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