The Digital Media Project

 

Source

Martin Springer

Title

DEU#9 Automatically transforming content representation

No.

040428springer09r01



Name:

Nicholas Bentley

Affiliation/additional information:

Active participant

Date submitted:

2004/05/30

 

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Criteria

Description

1.

Name of DEU

Automatically transforming content representation

2.

Summary description of DEU

Changing the syntax or the depiction of content while retaining the semantics

3.

Example usages of DEU

  • Computer generated language translation

  • Reading text aloud

  • Conversion to braille or other forms for the visually impaired.

  • Magnification of text and images

  • Re-paginating and font changes to allow best viewing conditions.

  • Abstract visual effects digitally generated from music.

  • Future technologies might produce text or subtitles form audio content.

  • Automatic generation and display of the structure of the content such as flowcharts for software and parsing or markup of text.

4

TRUs related to this DEU

TRU#6 to choose playback device

TRU#13 to annotate for personal use

TRU#24 for the author's work not to be tampered with (integrity)

TRU#26 to transcode

TRU#33 of fair use

TRU#59 of moral rights

TRU#74 to improve end-user experience?

TRU#76 to restrict adaptation?

TRU#82 of adaptation

5.

Enabling technologies

Information technology is already making progress in this field and this trend will only continue.

6.

Benefits of DEU

  • More users will be able to access and understand the content

  • It will be easier and more enjoyable to access the content

Both of the above could promote wider use of the content and hence be of benefit to rights holders and others in the value chain. Some transformations are a positive benefit to society by improving disabled access to content.

7.

Requirements

DRM should not necessarily inhibit these transformations as most will not harm the rights holders rights or their commercial situation.

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References