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Issue No. 03 - July-September (2008 vol. 15)
ISSN: 1070-986X
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.
metadata, standards, search engines, information retrieval, multimedia databases, MPEG

J. R. Smith and J. R. Smith, "The Search for Interoperability," in IEEE MultiMedia, vol. 15, no. , pp. 84-87, 2008.
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