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Re: add metadata on image

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 19:39:57 -0400 (EDT)
To: jean delahousse <jean.delahousse@mondeca.com>
cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0207061934210.30146-100000@tux.w3.org>


there are several. RDFPic originally added metadata to jpeg images, but it is
being enhanced to allow for adding information to parts of images identified
by region - http://www.w3.org/TR/photo-rdf/ is a W3C Note describing it, and
the code is being developed by Nadia Heninger at W3C Sopia Antipolis

Jim Ley produces some javascript/SVG tools that do similar things, and work
in a browser using Adobe's SVG plugin - his work is available from

I am sure there are others but it is cold and hard to type here...


Charles McCN

On Sun, 7 Jul 2002, jean delahousse wrote:

>I am looking for a tool enabling to add metadatas on different parts of an
>It's for an industrial project where we have an RDF ontology. We need to
>vizualize image (a car for example), and add metadata issued from the
>ontology on  the various parts of the image (front of the car, back of the
>Does some one knows about such a tool ?
>Thanks for your help.
>Jean Delahousse
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>> -----Message d'origine-----
>> De?: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org
>> [mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org]De la part de JeffZhang
>> Envoy¨¦?: lundi 1 juillet 2002 13:36
>> ¨¤?: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
>> Objet?: Why Property in NS RDF and Class in RDFS?
>> Dear all,
>> I'm new to RDF and have some questions about RDF M&S and RDFS:
>> a.In RDFS(http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-rdf-schema-20020430/)why
>> Property is defined in the namespace of RDF while Class in RDFS?
>> In my opinion,Class is the class name of nodes and Property is
>> the class name of arcs. They seem to have the same statuses.
>> b.I read some RDF api proposals.Most of them define Statement,
>> Model,Container as subclasses of Resource. Could them be manipulated
>>  as Resources in RDF models? I think they are boxes containing
>> Resources but not Resources.
>> c.In API,should Property be defined as a class (for example,
>> in Java, Proeprty maybe be defined as a subclass of Resource)
>> or an instance of Resource named as "Property"? If it is a java class,
>> I wonder how to understand the situation when an instance of
>>  Property is put in a statement as subject or object(maybe in a
>>  schema,a property p is in a triple (p,subPropertyOf,ppp)).
>> Many thanks!
>> Jeff Zhang
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