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[MM] NASA use case solution via PhotoStuff

From: Christian Halaschek-Wiener <halasche@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 20:06:08 -0400
Message-Id: <38C24660-25B1-4367-9A52-285C2C1B0EFF@cs.umd.edu>
Cc: Jacco van Ossenbruggen <Jacco.van.Ossenbruggen@cwi.nl>, Giorgos Stamou <gstam@softlab.ntua.gr>, John R Smith <jsmith@us.ibm.com>, raphael.troncy@isti.cnr.it, "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>, Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>, swbp <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>, Jane Hunter <jane@dstc.edu.au>
To: Nikolaos Simou <nsimou@image.ece.ntua.gr>
Sorry, forgot the attachment. Anyway, here it is...


Christian Halaschek-Wiener
PhD Student, Dept. of Computer Science
GRA, MINDSWAP Research Group,
University of Maryland, College Park
Web page: http://www.mindswap.org/~chris

On Oct 17, 2005, at 7:51 PM, Christian Halaschek-Wiener wrote:

> Hi Nikolaos,
>   Jacco has asked me to sketch a brief overview of a potential  
> solution for the NASA use case using PhotoStuff. Maybe this will  
> help in your tool evalution, etc...
> Anyway as I stated in my previous email (which included a high  
> level solution to the NASA use case), we can use PhotoStuff to  
> provide the RDF/XML annotations of image content. Essentially,  
> users can load images and ontologies into the tool and markup the  
> images (and/or its regions) as they wish. In a previous email, I  
> referred you to the following sample image residing at http:// 
> grin.hq.nasa.gov/IMAGES/SMALL/GPN-2000-001171.jpg. Lets assume that  
> we would want to assert the the image depicts the Apollo 7 launch.  
> Also assume that want to say that the Apollo 7 Saturn IB space  
> vehicle is depicted in a rectangular region around the rocket. We  
> also want to assert that the image was taken on 11/11/1968 and was  
> created by NASA; we can then state that the image was taken at  
> Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Lastly, we can assert that the  
> image is 451x640 (width x height in pixels). This type of image  
> annotation can be provided by PhotoStuff. The image can be loaded  
> into the tool, as well as any number of related ontologies. Let  
> assume that we will use the following space related ontologies:
>     Shuttle related
>         http://semspace.mindswap.org/2004/ontologies/ShuttleMission- 
> ont.owl
>     Space Vehicle System related
>         http://semspace.mindswap.org/2004/ontologies/System-ont.owl
> These ontologies and the image into PhotoStuff, by simply typing  
> the URLs into the address bar. Then the user proceed to markup the  
> image. I have performed the annotations required above. I will  
> avoid detailing the steps necessary for accomplishing this...refer  
> to [1] for a user guide.
> The resulting RDF/XML annotations are attached to this document.  
> Image depictions are asserted via a depiction property (a sub- 
> property of foaf:depiction) defined in the MINDSWAP Digital Media  
> ontology [2]. Thus image regions can be semantically linked to  
> existing or newly created instances defined on the Web. The image  
> regions are defined via a property named svgOutline. Essentially  
> SVG outlines (SVG XML literals) of the regions are specified using  
> this property. Thus PhotoStuff (and any advanced metadata browsing  
> environments intended to be used to browse the annotations, etc.)  
> displays the image regions based on the SVG outlines defined using  
> this property. Anyway, the rest is fairly straight forward. Please  
> let me know if you have any further questions.
> The resulting metadata produced from such annotation sessions can  
> then be shared, indexed, and used by advanced annotation-based  
> browsing (and searchable) environments.
> I think thats about it. Let me know if you need any clarifications,  
> etc.
> Cheers,
> Chris
> References
> [1] PhotoStuff User Guide. Available at: http://www.mindswap.org/ 
> 2003/PhotoStuff/UserGuide.pdf
> [2] MINDSWAP Digital Media Ontology. Available at: http:// 
> www.mindswap.org/2005/owl/digital-media
> -- 
> Christian Halaschek-Wiener
> PhD Student, Dept. of Computer Science
> GRA, MINDSWAP Research Group,
> University of Maryland, College Park
> Web page: http://www.mindswap.org/~chris
Received on Tuesday, 18 October 2005 00:16:13 UTC

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