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— In video streaming service, the user's Quality of Experience (QoE) is not only related to video signal quality received at consumer's devices, the users' subjectivity must also be considered. In this context, a video quality assessment method that takes into account the user's preference for video content is proposed in this research. In order to perform(More)
Dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP (DASH) has become a promising solution for video delivery services over the Internet in the last few years. Currently, several video content providers use the DASH solution to improve the users' quality of experience (QoE) by automatically switching video quality levels (VQLs) according to the network status. However,(More)
There are several subjective test methodologies for assessing video quality, being that each of these methods was developed by considering specific degradation factors in video quality. Therefore, for video streaming services that use TCP as transport protocol different evaluation criteria should be considered as compared to current methods, because the(More)
The increasing use of mobile devices in wireless environments led to many studies about power-aware algorithms and protocols to improve the lifetime of device’s battery. This paper studies the implementation and testing of a new power-aware algorithm, PSWA, associated with a Cache System, and tested with the WRP routing protocol, in a Mobile Ad hoc(More)
This article analyzes Brazilian Consumers' Sentiments in a specific domain using a system, SentiMeter-Br. A Portuguese dictionary focused in a specific field of study was built, in which tenses and negative words are treated in a different way to measure the polarity, the strength of positive or negative sentiment, in short texts extracted from Twitter. For(More)