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A Semantically Enhanced UPnP Control Point for Sharing Multimedia Content
Nov.-Dec. 2011 (vol. 15 no. 6)
pp. 58-64
Mariano Rico, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Víctor Méndez, Intelligent Software Components (iSOCO), Madrid
José Manuel Gómez-Pérez, Intelligent Software Components (iSOCO), Madrid

The Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol lets users share multimedia content across devices and display it in multimedia renderers in home-based LANs. However, UPnP doesn't support sharing this content between homes (for example, with friends, relatives, or workmates), and content can be difficult to find. A UPnP extension provides uniform access to multimedia content belonging to different homes, such as content from a user's Facebook friends. In addition, an extended UPnP control point lets users add semantic annotations to their multimedia resources and link them to the linked data cloud to facilitate their discovery by others.

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Index Terms:
UPnP, multimedia, annotation, connected home
Mariano Rico, Oscar Corcho, Víctor Méndez, José Manuel Gómez-Pérez, "A Semantically Enhanced UPnP Control Point for Sharing Multimedia Content," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 58-64, Nov.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.83
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