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Re: What is needed to move forward

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 19:51:05 +0900
Message-ID: <49900A99.7050809@w3.org>
To: Gian Piero Zarri <zarri@noos.fr>
CC: public-media-annotation@w3.org, gian-piero.zarri@univ-paris12.fr

Gian Piero Zarri wrote:
> 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.

Thank you for this proposal, Gian Piero. As I said in other mails in
this thread I would prefer concrete examples at this point of the
discussions, from the formal / prose level to the API. Could you provide
some of these, relying on your book or other sources?

Felix


> 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
> http://www.springer.com/computer/artificial/book/978-1-84800-077-3
>
>
> 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.
>
> Contents:
>
> - 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
> France
> Phone: 33-1-41807383
> Fax: 33-1-41807369
> Email: zarri@noos.fr, gian-piero.zarri@univ-paris12.fr
>
>
>
>
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