The Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) and its member companies carried out a study in 1997 to investigate the state of the art in technologies for annotating and manipulating large-scale networks of multimedia information objects with content-based concepts. Content-Based Access to Multimedia Information: From Technology Trends to State of the Art documents the study's technology assessment and identifies shortcomings where further research and integration of technologies are needed to meet anticipated application requirements. The major points highlighted in this book can be used as cornerstones for defining advanced research and development directions, and opportunities to exploit the content available in networks of large-scale multi-media sources.Based on the results of the study, MCC initiated the Based Access to Multimedia (CBAM) Information project to investigate semantically-oriented access to large-scale linage and video repositories. The project focuses onconcept extraction, annotation, and collection principles applied in and across large-scale image and video repositories. This book demonstratesPerry, Brad is the author of 'Content-Based Access to Multimedia Information From Technology Trends to State of the Art' with ISBN 9780792384953 and ISBN 0792384954.