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gBFlavor: a new tool for fast and automatic generation of generic bitstream syntax descriptions

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The efficient adaptation of scalable media resources is a major point of interest, due to today's tremendous heterogeneity in terms of end-user terminals, network technologies, and coding formats. In order to create a media resource adaptation engine supporting current and future coding formats, a generic (i.e., format-independent) solution is needed. One way to realize this goal is to rely on automatically created textual descriptions of the high-level syntax of binary media resources. MPEG-21 generic Bitstream Syntax Schema (gBS Schema) is a tool that is part of the MPEG-21 Multimedia Framework. It enables the use of generic Bitstream Syntax Descriptions (gBSDs), i.e., textual descriptions in XML, to steer the adaptation of a binary media resource, using format-independent adaptation logic. The major contribution of this paper is the introduction of gBFlavor. It is a novel solution for the automatic and format-agnostic generation of gBSDs. gBFlavor offers the possibility to automatically create a format-specific parser that is able to produce a gBSD, taking as input a particular media resource compliant to the coding format described by the parser. This paper provides an overview of the gBFlavor language, which allows describing the high-level structure of a coding format. The overall functioning of a gBFlavor-enabled adaptation framework is discussed as well. Performance results for two scalable coding formats, in particular H.264/AVC Scalable Video Coding and JPEG2000, show that our proposed solution outperforms existing techniques in terms of execution speed.
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SYSTEM, STANDARD, MPEG-21 BSDL, MPEG-21, RESOURCE ADAPTATION, description-driven content adaptiation, automatic code generation, bitstream syntax descriptions, XML

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Van Deursen, Davy et al. “gBFlavor: a New Tool for Fast and Automatic Generation of Generic Bitstream Syntax Descriptions.” MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS 407.3 (2008): 453–494. Print.
APA
Van Deursen, D., De Neve, W., De Schrijver, D., & Van de Walle, R. (2008). gBFlavor: a new tool for fast and automatic generation of generic bitstream syntax descriptions. MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS, 407(3), 453–494.
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Van Deursen, Davy, Wesley De Neve, Davy De Schrijver, and Rik Van de Walle. 2008. “gBFlavor: a New Tool for Fast and Automatic Generation of Generic Bitstream Syntax Descriptions.” Multimedia Tools and Applications 407 (3): 453–494.
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Van Deursen, Davy, Wesley De Neve, Davy De Schrijver, and Rik Van de Walle. 2008. “gBFlavor: a New Tool for Fast and Automatic Generation of Generic Bitstream Syntax Descriptions.” Multimedia Tools and Applications 407 (3): 453–494.
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Van Deursen D, De Neve W, De Schrijver D, Van de Walle R. gBFlavor: a new tool for fast and automatic generation of generic bitstream syntax descriptions. MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer; 2008;407(3):453–94.
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D. Van Deursen, W. De Neve, D. De Schrijver, and R. Van de Walle, “gBFlavor: a new tool for fast and automatic generation of generic bitstream syntax descriptions,” MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS, vol. 407, no. 3, pp. 453–494, 2008.
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  abstract     = {The efficient adaptation of scalable media resources is a major point of interest, due to today's tremendous heterogeneity in terms of end-user terminals, network technologies, and coding formats. In order to create a media resource adaptation engine supporting current and future coding formats, a generic (i.e., format-independent) solution is needed. One way to realize this goal is to rely on automatically created textual descriptions of the high-level syntax of binary media resources. MPEG-21 generic Bitstream Syntax Schema (gBS Schema) is a tool that is part of the MPEG-21 Multimedia Framework. It enables the use of generic Bitstream Syntax Descriptions (gBSDs), i.e., textual descriptions in XML, to steer the adaptation of a binary media resource, using format-independent adaptation logic. The major contribution of this paper is the introduction of gBFlavor. It is a novel solution for the automatic and format-agnostic generation of gBSDs. gBFlavor offers the possibility to automatically create a format-specific parser that is able to produce a gBSD, taking as input a particular media resource compliant to the coding format described by the parser. This paper provides an overview of the gBFlavor language, which allows describing the high-level structure of a coding format. The overall functioning of a gBFlavor-enabled adaptation framework is discussed as well. Performance results for two scalable coding formats, in particular H.264/AVC Scalable Video Coding and JPEG2000, show that our proposed solution outperforms existing techniques in terms of execution speed.},
  author       = {Van Deursen, Davy and De Neve, Wesley and De Schrijver, Davy and Van de Walle, Rik},
  issn         = {1380-7501},
  journal      = {MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS},
  keywords     = {SYSTEM,STANDARD,MPEG-21 BSDL,MPEG-21,RESOURCE ADAPTATION,description-driven content adaptiation,automatic code generation,bitstream syntax descriptions,XML},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {453--494},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {gBFlavor: a new tool for fast and automatic generation of generic bitstream syntax descriptions},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11042-008-0214-3},
  volume       = {407},
  year         = {2008},
}

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