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[MM] Added conclusion

From: Jacco van Ossenbruggen <Jacco.van.Ossenbruggen@cwi.nl>
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2006 11:19:47 +0100
Message-ID: <44100143.80603@cwi.nl>
To: swbp <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>

Dear all,

One of Mike's comments was about the missing conclusion section.
I agree that we need such a section, and I've just checked in a first 
draft [1].
Please comment by replying to this mail or feel free to check in 
improvements directly.

Thanks, Jacco


6. Conclusions

Current Semantic Web technology is sufficiently generic to support
annotation of a wide variety of Web resources, including image
resources.  This document provides examples of the use of Semantic Web
languages and tools for image annotation, based on use cases for a
wide variety of domains.  It also briefly surveys some currently
available vocabularies and tools that can be used to annotate images
on the Semantic Web.  The use of Semantic Web technology has
significant advantages in applications areas in which the
interoperability of heterogeneous metadata is important and in areas
that require an explicitly defined and formal semantics of the
metadata in order to perform reasoning tasks.

Still, many things need to be improved.  Commonly accepted, widely
used vocabularies for image annotation are still missing.  Having such
vocabularies would help in sharing metadata across applications and
across multiple domains.  Especially, a standard means to address
subregions withing an image is still missing.  In addition, tool
support needs to improve dramatically before Semantic Web-based image
annotation can be applied on an industrial scale: support needs to be
integrated the entire production and distribution chain. Finally, many
existing approaches for image metadata are not based on Semantic Web
technology, and work is required to make these approaches
interoperable with Semantic Web-based technology.
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