Cross-cultural Multimedia Computing: Semantic And Aesthetic Modeling by Shlomo DubnovCross-cultural Multimedia Computing: Semantic And Aesthetic Modeling by Shlomo Dubnov

Cross-cultural Multimedia Computing: Semantic And Aesthetic Modeling

byShlomo Dubnov, Kevin Burns, Yasushi Kiyoki

Paperback | August 29, 2016

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The ability to communicate cultural codes in multimedia depends on their meaning and beauty, as perceived by different audiences around the globe. In this book, the ongoing research on computational modeling of visual, musical and textual contents is described in terms of identifying and mapping their semantic representations across different cultures. The underlying psychology of sense-making is quantified through analysis of aesthetics in terms of organizational and structural aspects of the contents that influence an audience's formation of expectations for future signals, violations of these expectations, and explanations of their meaning. Complexity-accuracy tradeoffs in sound representation are further used to develop new computational methods that capture poietic and aesthetic aspects in music communication. Experimental studies are reported that try to characterize preferences for complexity in abstract, classical and traditional art and music across samples of Western and Far Eastern cultures. These experiments illustrate how aesthetics can be computed in terms of semantic and information measures, highlighting commonalities and uncovering differences in aesthetic preferences across cultures and individuals.


Shlomo Dubnov is a Professor in Music and Computer Science in UCSD. He holds PhD in Computer Science from Hebrew University, MSc in EE from Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and B.Mus in music composition from Rubin Academy in Jerusalem. He served as a researcher at Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics and Music...
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Title:Cross-cultural Multimedia Computing: Semantic And Aesthetic ModelingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:August 29, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319428713

ISBN - 13:9783319428710

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- A 'Kansei' Multimedia and Semantic Computing System for Cross-Cultural Communication.- Cross-cultural Aesthetics: Analyses and Experiments in Verbal and Visual Arts.- Information Sensibility as a Cultural Characteristic: Tuning to Sound Details for Aesthetic Experience.