Most image annotations make use of the DDL/XMLSchema-based approach of MPEG-7, Dublin Core, VRA etc that predate Semantic Web technology. This document addresses interoperability issues between these technologies and RDF and OWL-based approaches.
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TBD: Basic information on the image annotation standards
TBD An inside view of semantic and syntactic details of MPEG-7, Dublin Core, VRA, ?.
TBD Separate description of syntactic interoperability issues between the image annotation standards and OWL.
TBD Separate description of semantic interoperability issues between the image annotation standards and OWL.
TBD Description of possible tranformation issues. Some connections with definition of mappings and ontology alignment techniques should be also provided.
TBD Provide a feasibility report for the interoperability that clarifies the levels of interoperability that could be achieved in each case.
TBD Using the above feasibility study, the main ideas for constructing interoperable image annotations using the above standards should be described. Clear and easily understood suggestion for annotators and maybe tool developers.
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This document is a product of the Multimedia Annotation on the Semantic Web Task Force of the Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working Group.