[Announcement] RDFa-deployed Multimedia Metadata - ramm.x

Dear multimedia-interested,

We have been working very hard in the last days and weeks
to set up a proposal for a new RDFa-based multimedia 
deployment specification:

  'RDFa-deployed Multimedia Metadata - ramm.x' [1]

Many multimedia metadata formats, as ID3, Exif,
MPEG-7, etc. are available to describe what a
multimedia asset is about. 

With the dissemination of User Generated Content,
the need for deploying these metadata in (X)HTML pages
as blogs, Wikis, etc. arises.

However, when one is after using these formats in the 
context of the Semantic Web, the options are limited.
What is basically missing is a framework that allows 
existing multimedia metadata hooking into the Semantic Web. 

To enable the deployment of multimedia metadata on the 
(Semantic) Web (2.0), one valid approach is to use RDFa [2]
for the generic deployment (description) of an arbitrary
multimedia metadata format. ramm.x aims at realising this 
in a non-disruptive way.

There is a discussion group [3] regarding the development
of ramm.x as well, which we invite you to join.

We'd very much appreciate comments from you, especially
regarding the spec [4], and the use cases [5].

	 Michael & Werner

[1] http://sw.joanneum.at/rammx/
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-rdfa-primer
[3] http://groups.google.com/group/rammx-spec
[4] http://sw.joanneum.at/rammx/spec/
[5] http://sw.joanneum.at/rammx/usecases/

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Received on Thursday, 26 July 2007 22:41:09 UTC