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[MMSEM] Minutes of MMSEM Informal Meeting at ISWC2006

From: Jeff Z. Pan <jpan@csd.abdn.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 18:01:28 -0000 (GMT)
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Minutes of MMSEM Informal Meeting at ISWC2006 on Nov 8th

Chair: Jeff Z. Pan
Present: Oscar Celma, Christian Halaschek-Wiener, Jacco van Ossenbruggen,
Jeff Z. Pan,  Giovanni Tummarello

Main topics/issues: (1) Directions for the use cases and (2)
Future of the XG.


Jeff's vision of the XG. The Web is turning into a multimedia Web.
Annotations become more and more important as they make it easier
to manipulate multimedia objects. The problem now is that we have
too many different standards of multimedia annotations. The
Semantic Web standards seem to be able to improve the
interoperability of multimedia annotation standards.

The approach we use in the XG is bottom-up; i.e., we look at the
interoperability issue in the use cases, then try to come up with
some common framework (led by Vassilis Tzouvaras). So far we have
many use cases, and in each use case we have quite a few different
yet interesting problems. In this XG, the number one problem is
interoperability, and we can worry about other problems later on.
All agreed and suggested that we should make this point clear in
the coming telecon.

It is important to note that high quality deliverables on use
cases and the common framework about interoperability could turn
the XG into a working group on multimedia standard (see Jeff's
slides [1]). When this happens, it is also possible to have the XG
deliverables as the last call documents in the coming WG. This
says the time we spent in the XG won't be wasted, as it usually
takes quite some time for working groups to come up with last call
documents; e.g., WebONT took about 15 months to produce the set of
last call documents. The reason of having a working group is
obvious: a recommendation on solving the interoperability issue is
clearly needed. Note that we don't have to produce a complete
solution in the WG. A simple and partial solution that can solve
many practical problems is good enough. All agreed that setting up
a WG is a right next-step for the XG, and agreed to work on their
use cases on the interoperability issue and to help Vassilis on
setting up the common framework.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/mmsem/talks/ICANN2006/Overview.html
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