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Re: What is needed to move forward

From: Gian Piero Zarri <zarri@noos.fr>
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 11:04:24 +0100
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To: fsasaki@w3.org
CC: public-media-annotation@w3.org, gian-piero.zarri@univ-paris12.fr
Dear Felix,

I think that, for all the problems linked to "annotations", "metadata",
"metalanguages" etc., it could be useful to have a look to my recent
"narrative" book introduced below. Regards,

G.P. Zarri


NEW BOOK: Apologies for multiple postings.

Gian Piero ZARRI
Representation and Management of Narrative Information, Theoretical
Principles and Implementation
Series: Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing
2009, X, 302 p. 55 illus., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-84800-077-3
Springer-Verlag London

A big amount of important, economically relevant information, is buried
within the huge mass of multimedia documents that correspond to some
form of 'narrative' description.

Due to the ubiquity of these narrative resources, representing in a
general, accurate, and effective way their semantic content - i.e.,
their key 'meaning' - is then both conceptually relevant and
economically important. In this book, we present the main properties of
NKRL ('Narrative Knowledge Representation Language'), a language
expressly designed for representing and managing, in a standardised way,
the 'meaning' of complex multimedia narrative documents. NKRL is also a
fully implemented environment that exists in two versions: a relational
database-supported version and a file-oriented one. It constitutes
probably the most complete and realistic effort realised so far to deal
with the huge industrial potentialities of the narrative domain.

Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, this book not only
supplies an exhaustive description of NKRL and of the associated
knowledge representation principles, it also constitutes a source of
reference for practitioners, researchers and graduates in domains that
range over narrative theories, linguistics and computational
linguistics, artificial intelligence, knowledge bases, information
retrieval, and languages for the ontologies and the semantic web.


- Narratology and NKRL.
- The notion of 'event' in an NKRL context.
- Knowledge representation and NKRL.
- Architecture of NKRL, the four 'components'.
- Second order structures.
- The semantic and ontological contents.
- Ontology of 'concepts' and ontology of 'events'.
- The query and inference procedures.
- Temporal information and indexing.
- High-level inference procedures.
- Technological enhancements and theoretical enhancements.
- Appendix A: NKRL software.
- Appendix B: Plural entities in NKRL.

Professional address of the author from February 1st, 2009:

Gian Piero Zarri
University Paris-Est - LISSI Laboratory
120-122, rue Paul Armangot
94400 Vitry-sur-Seine
Phone: 33-1-41807383
Fax: 33-1-41807369
Email: zarri@noos.fr, gian-piero.zarri@univ-paris12.fr
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