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Semantic web image annotation interoperability

Editors' Draft $Date: 31-10-2005 - 22:25$ $Revision: 1.0 $

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Abstract

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.

Target Audience

Institutions and organizations with research and standardization activities in the area of multimedia, professional (museums, libraries, audiovisual archives, media production and broadcast industry, image and video banks) and non-professional (end-users) multimedia annotators.

Objectives

Status of this document

This is a public (WORKING DRAFT) Working Group Note produced by the Multimedia Annotation in the Semantic Web Task Force of the W3C Semantic Web Best Practices & Deployment Working Group, which is part of the W3C Semantic Web activity.

Discussion of this document is invited on the public mailing list public-swbp-wg@w3.org (public archives). Public comments should include "comments: [MM]" at the start of the Subject header.

Publication as a Working Group Note does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress. Other documents may supersede this document.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

TBD: Basic information on the image annotation standards

2. Image annotation standards: an inside view

TBD An inside view of semantic and syntactic details of MPEG-7, Dublin Core, VRA, ?.

3. Syntactic interoperability

TBD Separate description of syntactic interoperability issues between the image annotation standards and OWL.

3.1 Syntactic interoperability between MPEG-7 and OWL

3.2 Syntactic interoperability between VRA and OWL

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4. Semantic interoperability

TBD Separate description of semantic interoperability issues between the image annotation standards and OWL.

4.1 Semantic interoperability between MPEG-7 and OWL

4.2 Semantic interoperability between VRA and OWL

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5. Tranforamtions and mappings between different image annotations

TBD Description of possible tranformation issues. Some connections with definition of mappings and ontology alignment techniques should be also provided.

6. Feasibility study

TBD Provide a feasibility report for the interoperability that clarifies the levels of interoperability that could be achieved in each case.

7. Good practices for constructing interoperable image annotations

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.


References

[Dublin Core]
The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1: Reference Description.
[MPEG-7]
Information Technology - Multimedia Content Description Interface (MPEG-7). Standard No. ISO/IEC 15938:2001, International Organization for Standardization(ISO), 2001.
[TV Anytime]
TV Anytime Forum, http://www.tv-anytime.org/
[VRA Core]
Visual Resources Association Data Standards Committee, VRA Core Categories, Version 3.0. See http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/MM/vracore3.owl for a RDFS and OWL schema of VRA Core 3.0.

Acknowledgments

The editor would like to thank ...

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.