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System support for multimedia applications: an assessment of the state of the art. / Blair, Gordon; COULSON, G ; DAVIES, N .

In: Information and Software Technology, Vol. 36, No. 4, 04.1994, p. 203-212.

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Blair, Gordon ; COULSON, G ; DAVIES, N . / System support for multimedia applications: an assessment of the state of the art. In: Information and Software Technology. 1994 ; Vol. 36, No. 4. pp. 203-212.

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