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Re: Multimedia Annotation Task Force Proposal

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 14:10:16 +0100
Message-ID: <42E787B8.3090602@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Giorgos Stamou <gstam@softlab.ntua.gr>
CC: public-swbp-wg@w3.org, "'Jane Hunter'" <jane@dstc.edu.au>, "'John R Smith'" <jsmith@us.ibm.com>, "'Hobson Paola-BPH001'" <Paola.Hobson@motorola.com>


Hi Giorgos

I think the issue raised at the telecon about the timescale of the task 
force extending past the timescale of the working group can be addressed 
by the following two changes:

a) delete all references to phase II throughout

b) add a paragraph like:

[[
If the charter of the SWBPD WG is renewed through into 2006, then the TF 
hopes to continue with an updated description that extends into video 
formats.
]]

I believe it may be wise to scale down the ambition for phase I to be 
(exclusively?) focussed on MPEG-7 for images, in which case the above 
paragraph could be

[[
If the charter of the SWBPD WG is renewed through into 2006, then the TF 
hopes to continue with an updated description that extends into other 
formats for both images and video.
]]

The current description is only concretely describing work around 
MPEG-7, but seems to suggest other formats will be covered. The proposed 
change is to retain the description aound MPEG-7, and suggest other 
formats as additional work (for 2006). Obviously if we make good 
progress then there may be time this year for some attention to other 
image formats, and as long as that that is not in the out-of-scope 
paragraph (which it won't be), then there should be no problem in 
advancing that part of the additional work into the first deliverables.

Personally, I suspect that writing some XSLT may be the best 
contribution I can make, so I would prefer a description that at least 
permitted that as a possibility in the next five months

Jeremy







Giorgos Stamou wrote:
> 
> 
> Dear all
> 
>  
> 
> I am very happy to send you the final proposal for the Task Force on 
> Multimedia Annotation (MM), following the suggestions made during the 
> previous teleconf.
> 
> Please feel free to send any comments, corrections etc until July, 25, 
> in order for this text to be as complete as possible in the next teleconf.
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> Regards
> 
>  
> 
> Giorgos Stamou
> 
>  
> 
> Research Assistant Professor
> 
> Image, Video and Multimedia Systems Laboratory
> 
> Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
> 
> National Technical University of Athens
> 
> Zographou Campus, 15780, Athens, Greece
> 
> Tel: +30-210-7723040  Fax: +30-210-7722492
> 
> e-mail: gstam@softlab.ntua.gr <mailto:gstam@softlab.ntua.gr>
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> p.s. I would like to thank, the other coordinators and members for their 
> contribution in the preparation of this document.
> 
>  
> 
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> 
> TEMPLATE Task Force Description
> 
> NAME	Multimedia Annotation on the Semantic Web (MM)
> 
> STATUS:	Draft/Considered
> 
> COORDINATORS:
> 
> Giorgos Stamou, NTUA
> Jacco van Ossenbruggen, CWI
> Jeff Pan, UoM
> 
> MEMBERS
> 
> 
> Possible Core Task Force Members:
>  
> ?	Jane Hunter, DSTC 
> ?	John Smith, IBM
> ?	Guus Schreiber, VU
> ?	?, HP 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> OBJECTIVES
> 
> (1) short-term objectives (December 2005): 
> 
> -	Investigate potential approaches for image annotation 
> strategies that combine and/or integrate the SemWeb languages 
> approach (RDF, OWL, SPARQL, Rule Languages, …) with the 
> DDL/XMLSchema-based approach of MPEG-7, Dublin Core etc in an
> interoperable way.
> 
> -	Develop best practice guidelines for image annotators that want
> to export their annotations on the Semantic Web and/or import SemWeb data
> into their image annotation tools.
> 
> -	Collect currently used vocabularies for multimedia annotations 
> (like Dublin Core, VRA, …)
> 
> -	Provide use cases with examples of multimedia annotations using the 
> above vocabularies
> 
> -	Investigate existing tools and other formats (ID3, EXIF, XMP, 
> etc)
> 
> -	Align with other Task Forces of the BPWG and W3C activities
> (Voice browser activities, synchronised multimedia etc)
>  
> 
> (2) longer-term objectives (December 2006):
> 
> -	Investigate potential approaches for video annotation 
> strategies that combine and/or integrate the SemWeb languages 
> approach (RDF, OWL, SPARQL, Rule Languages, …) with the 
> DDL/XMLSchema-based approach of MPEG-7 in an interoperable way.
> 
> -	Develop best practice guidelines for video annotators that want
> to export their annotations on the Semantic Web and/or import SemWeb data
> into their video annotation tools.
> 
> -	Provide readily applicable mapping tools (using XSLT, SPARQL, 
> transformation rules, mappings etc)
> 
> 
> APPROACH
> 
> (For the short-term approach, the first four steps are followed for the still
> images case, while for the long-term approach, all the five steps are followed
> for the video case) 
> 
> -	Compare issues discussed and approaches suggested in literature, 
> including those in the bibliography. Collect existing approaches 
> for MPEG-7 (and other multimedia standards) and Semantic Web interoperability.
> 
> -	Investigate current and upcoming European projects (aceMedia, Muscle, 
> K-Space, …), US and Australian projects, ontology libraries, demos etc, for 
> vocabularies of multimedia annotations, use cases, existing tools etc. 
> 
> -	Define the appropriate use cases, including (but not limited to) 
> the areas of e-culture, medicine, personal and professional 
> audiovisual archiving and management.
> 
> -	Using the above framework and focusing on the interoperability issues,
> try to define best practices and guidelines for multimedia annotators
> exporting their result in the SW.
> 
> -	Using the above guidelines, try to develop transformation tools from
> multimedia annotations to SemWeb languages. 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> SCOPE
> 
> In scope: make the SemWeb, ISO and other multimedia technologies interoperable.
> 
> Out of scope: development of new standards.  
> 
> 
> DELIVERABLES
> 
> Short-term (until December 2005):
> 
> -	Review of existing tools for image annotation, image ontology collections,
> and use cases for image annotation
> -	Feasibility report on the interoperability between SW and image annotation
> standards (including patent and copyright issues) and best practices
> for SW interoperable image annotations
> 
> Longer-term (until December 2005):
> 
> -	Review of existing tools for video annotation, video ontology collections	
> and use cases for video annotation
> -	Best Practices for SW interoperable multimedia annotations
> -	Mapping tools (using XSLT, SPARQL, transformation rules, mappings etc)
> for multimedia annotations
> 
> 
> LINK TO DRAFTS
> - None yet
> 
> 
> TARGET AUDIENCE & USE CASES
> -	Professionals (museums, libraries, audiovisual archives, media 
> production and broadcast industry, image and video banks) and 
> non-professional (end-users) multimedia annotators.
> -	Institutions and organizations with research and standardization 
> activities in the area of multimedia.
> 
> 
> DEPENDENCIES (if any)
> - Other TFs: The approaches/guidelines of this TF need to be aligned 
> with the WordNet, Applications and Demos TFs.
> - Other W3C groups: activities on accessibility, voice browser activities,
> synchronised multimedia group.
>   
> 
> RELEVANT LITERATURE/REQUIRED READING
> 
> Stamou, G., and S. Kollias eds, “Multimedia Content and the Semantic 
> Web: Methods, Standards and Tools”, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2005.
> 
> Jane Hunter.  Adding Multimedia to the Semantic Web --- Building an 
> MPEG-7 Ontology.  In: International Semantic Web Working Symposium 
> (SWWS) Stanford University, California, USA July 30 - August 1, 2001.  
> Available at http://www.semanticweb.org/SWWS/program/full/paper59.pdf
> 
> Raphael Troncy.  Integrating Structure and Semantics into Audio-visual 
> Documents.  In: The Semantic Web - ISWC 2003 Sanibel Island, Florida, 
> USA pp. 566 - 581 Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, October 20-23, 2003.  
> Available at 
> http://www.springerlink.com/media/6cc6l524yndvyn5jte27/Contributions/U/
> 3/T/X/U3TXQY8BR03TE7RG.pdf
> 
> Jacco van Ossenbruggen, Frank Nack, and Lynda Hardman/ That Obscure 
> Object of Desire: Multimedia Metadata on the Web (Part I) /In:/ IEEE 
> Multimedia 11(4), pp. 38-48 October -- December 2004
> 
> Frank Nack, Jacco van Ossenbruggen, and Lynda Hardman/ That Obscure 
> Object of Desire: Multimedia Metadata on the Web (Part II) /In:/ IEEE 
> Multimedia 12(1), pp. 54-63 January -- March 2005
> 
> 
> 
> 
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