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The Search for Interoperability
July-September 2008 (vol. 15 no. 3)
pp. 84-87
The proliferation of digital video, photos, and other forms of rich media is a great indicator of the growing interest in online digital content. With this explosion in content, though, comes the challenge of finding relevant content. Unfortunately, today's solutions aren't adequate as digital-content search isn't uniform and is highly fragmented across innumerable sites constrained to silos of content. The situation clearly calls for establishing standard mechanisms for interoperable digital-content search. This article reviews the current state of digital-content search and examines recent relevant standardization efforts.

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Index Terms:
metadata, standards, search engines, information retrieval, multimedia databases, MPEG
John R. Smith, John R. Smith, "The Search for Interoperability," IEEE Multimedia, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 84-87, July-Sept. 2008, doi:10.1109/MMUL.2008.63
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