Re: draft for "Canonical Processes" Use Case and updates to the UC and Req document

Hello Veronique,

the text looks good to me, but I have two questions: Do you have an example
of a property which specifically would help for the "Canonical Processes"
use case? Also, is the problem not an issue of information management in the
media life cycle, and has to be solved in that area, at least in addition to
the ontology?


2009/4/2 Veronique Malaise <>

> Hi everyone!
> Following my Action Item, here is a draft of a Use case that would
> correspond to the "canonical processes" applied to a media document, as
> discussed in the last teleconference (). All comments are welcome!
> I also updated the current Use Case and Requirement document according to
> the list's comments and reactions.
> Best regards,
> Véronique
> Title: Canonical Processes Use Case
> Summary: The life cycle of a media document undergoes different processes,
> which have all different canonical metadata properties and schemas. It is
> not trivial to pass on valuable metadata, generated during one process, to
> the next process. The Media Ontology could enhance the transmission of
> metadata in this chain that has been identified as the "Canonical Processes"
> [1]
> Related Requirements:
> Requirement r01: Providing methods for getting structured or unstructured
> metadata out of media objects in different formats
> Requirement r05: Providing the ontology as a simple set of properties
> Description / Example:
> As described in [1]:
> "Creating compelling multimedia presentations is a complex
> task. It involves the capture of media assets, then editing
> and authoring these into one or more final presentations.
> Tools tend to concentrate on a single aspect to reduce the
> complexity of the interface. While these tools are tailored to
> support a specific task, very often there is no consideration
> for input requirements for the next tool down the line. Each
> tool has the potential for adding semantic annotations to the
> media asset, describing relevant aspects of the asset and why
> it is being used for a particular purpose. These annotations
> need to be included in the information handed on to the
> next tool."
> The Media Ontology would help the information transfer or access between
> these different processes.
> [1] Lynda Hardman. Canonical Processes of Media Production. In Proceedings
> of the ACM Workshop on Multimedia for Human Communication - From Capture to
> Convey (MHC 05), November 11, 2005.

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