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Dynamic Network Resource Allocation Using Multimedia Content Features and Traffic Features

Abstract 

A method for dynamically allocating network resources while transferring multimedia at variable bit-rates in a network extracts first content features from the multimedia to determine renegotiation points and observation periods. Second content features and traffic features are extracted from the multimedia bit stream during the observation periods. The second content features and the traffic features are combined in a neural network to predict the network resources to be allocated at the renegotiation points.

Inventor(s)

Robert Joyce
Anthony Vetro
Hau-San Wong
Ling Guan
Sun-Yuan Kung

Date Issued 

09/20/2005

Patent No. 

6,947,378