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From: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 20:41:06 +0200
Message-ID: <48CEAC42.7060900@cwi.nl>
To: public-media-annotation@w3.org

Dear All,

I am RaphaŽl Troncy [1], researcher in the "Semantic Media Interfaces" 
group [2] of CWI, the Dutch national research center on computer science 
and mathematics, Amsterdam. I have a background in document engineering, 
and knowledge representation and I have tried to reconcile these two 
worlds for describing and retrieving audio-visual content during my PhD 
Thesis [3].

My research interest include Semantic Web and Multimedia Technologies, 
Knowledge Representation, Ontology Modeling and Alignment. I have 
proposed COMM, a Core Ontology for Multimedia [4] derived from MPEG-7 
and DOLCE. I'm also working closely with the IPTC standardization body 
for bringing the NewsML architecture and other IPTC standards to the 
Semantic Web [5].

I have already been involved in W3C activities, participating in the 
Multimedia and Semantic Web task force [6] of the Semantic Web Best 
Practices and Deployment WG [7]. I have co-chaired the Multimedia 
Semantics Incubator Group [8]. Thanks Tobias for the nice summary of the 
work performed in this group [9] ;-) I'm now co-chairing the Media 
Fragments Working Group [10].

Since this group will deal with annotations of multimedia content, I'm 
better to start with this simple RDF annotation of my picture:

<rdf:RDF
   xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
   xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
   xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/"
   xmlns:cc="http://web.resource.org/cc/"
   xmlns:geo="http://www.w3.org/2003/01/geo/wgs84_pos#">

   <foaf:Image rdf:about="http://www.cwi.nl/~troncy/raphael.jpg"/>
     <dc:title>Raphael Troncy Portrait</dc:title>
     <dc:date>2006-05-03</dc:date>
     <foaf:depicts rdf:resource="http://www.cwi.nl/~troncy/"/>
     <cc:license 
rdf:resource="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/" />
     <foaf:based_near>
       <geo:Point>
         <geo:lat>52.356554</geo:lat>
         <geo:long>4.953809</geo:long>
       </geo:Point>
     </foaf:based_near>
   </foaf:Image>
</rdf:RDF>

Best regards.

   RaphaŽl Troncy

[1] http://www.cwi.nl/~troncy/
[2] http://db.cwi.nl/projecten/thema.php4?themanr=6
[3] http://www.cwi.nl/~troncy/Publications/Troncy-PhD04.pdf
[4] http://comm.semanticweb.org/
[5] http://newsml.cwi.nl
[6] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/MM/
[7] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/
[8] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/mmsem/
[9] 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-media-annotation/2008Sep/0017.html
[10] http://www.w3.org/2008/WebVideo/Fragments/

-- 
RaphaŽl Troncy
CWI (Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science),
Kruislaan 413, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
e-mail: raphael.troncy@cwi.nl & raphael.troncy@gmail.com
Tel: +31 (0)20 - 592 4093
Fax: +31 (0)20 - 592 4312
Web: http://www.cwi.nl/~troncy/
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