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Re: [MM] Re: new prototype for multimedia annotations - what's similar out there?

From: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>
Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 10:57:07 +0200
Message-ID: <4459C1E3.1F6CB55E@cwi.nl>
To: Anil Philip <goodnewsforyou@yahoo.com>
CC: Jacco van Ossenbruggen <Jacco.van.Ossenbruggen@cwi.nl>, public-swbp-wg@w3.org
Dear Anil,

Regarding the various tools for annotating images, a list is available
on http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/MM/resources/Tools.html where
each tool is briefly described with their main features. This resource
page will still evolve as soon as we discover new relevant tools. If you
are avare of some of them, then please let us know so we can update
these pages.
For addressing your specific comment:

> Specifically,from the text of
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/MM/image_annotation.html#tools
> Can you please point me to work that has been done
> regarding:Annotation Level: that is considered to be free level.

Did you look for some tools that allow to annotate freely (i.e. without
using a controlled vocabulary) some images ? Then, you can take a look
at general annotation tool, not image specific but that can annotate
this type of media. Annotea [1] is a good example of such a tool.

> Type of MetaData: structural and descriptive.

Did you search for a tool that can annotate both the structure and the
content of some images ? If yes, the M-OntoMat-Annotizer [2] is one of
the tool that has this kind of feature.

> Content type: audio and video

Did you look for a tool that can annotate both audio and video ? Note
that this document is for images only, and further documents will
address the video issue. However, you might take a look at some tools
like the Vizard project [3] and its
VAnnotator ; VIDETO [4] ; VAnnotea [5], COALA (Content Oriented
Audiovisual Library) [6] or the SegmenTool made by INA [7]. The IBM
MPEG-7 annotation tool allows to annotate both audio and video and makes
use of some user defined controlled vocabulary. It is freely available
at [8]. The works done around the SMIL editors are also very
interesting, for instance LimSee2 [9].

Best regards.

    RaphaŽl Troncy

[1] Annotea: http://www.w3.org/2001/Annotea/
[2]
http://www.acemedia.org/aceMedia/results/software/m-ontomat-annotizer.html

[3] M. Costa, N. Correja and N. Guimar„es - Annotations as Multiple
Perspectives of Video Content. In 10th International Conference on
Multimedia, ACM Multimedia, 2002, Juan-les-Pins, France.
http://www.video-wizard.com/index-e.htm
[4] Videto.
http://www.rostock.zgdv.de/ZGDV/Abteilungen/zr1/Produkte/videto/index_html_en

[5] Jane Hunter - Vannotea, A Collaborative Video Indexing, Annotation
and Discussion System For Broadband Networks
http://metadata.net/filmed/pub/Vannotea.pdf
[6] N. Fatemi - A Semantic Views Model for Audiovisual Indexing and
Retrieval. PhD Thesis, Ecole Polytechnique Fťdťrale de Lausanne, 2003,
Suisse
[7] R. Troncy - Formalization of Documentary Knowledge and Conceptual
Knowledge With Ontologies: Applying to The Description of Audio-visual
Documents. PhD Thesis, 2004.
[8] http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/videoannex
[9] LimSee2. http://wam.inrialpes.fr/software/limsee2/

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