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Semantics Standards

The Multimedia Metadata Community Portal presents recent standardization efforts related to multimedia metadata and semantics. It also lists tools for multimedia management, calls for research papers, pointers to educational material and books, and announcements for workshops organized by the community to address different facets and challenges in multimedia metadata and multimedia semantics.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Media Annotations working group is part of the W3C’s Video in the Web activity. The group defines methods and models (including a general ontology and API) to facilitate cross-community integration of information related to Web media objects.

The Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) is an ISO/IEC working group in charge of developing standards for the coded representations of digital audio, video, and related data. These representations include schemes for declaring and describing multimedia-content data structures and related information—in other words, multimedia metadata and its management. The group’s standards include MPEG-7, MPEG-21, MXM (Mobile PCI Express Module), and AIT (Advanced IPTV Terminal).

Organizations and Standards Links

Article Links

V. Rodriguez-Doncel and J. Delgado, “A Media Value Chain Ontology for MPEG-21,” IEEE Multimedia, Oct.–Dec. 2009, pp. 44–51.

A. Batzios and P.A. Mitkas, “db4OWL: An Alternative Approach to Organizing and Storing Semantic Data,” IEEE Internet Computing, Nov./Dec. 2009, pp. 48–55.

S. Park, S.-H. Jeong, “Mobile IPTV: Approaches, Challenges, Standards, and QoS Support,” IEEE Internet Computing, May/June 2009, pp. 23–31.

C. Petrie, “The Semantics of ‘Semantics,’” IEEE Internet Computing, Sept./Oct. 2009, pp. 94–96.

C. Bizer, “The Emerging Web of Linked Data,” IEEE Intelligent Systems, Sept./Oct. 2009, pp. 87–92,.

H. Kosch et al., “The Life Cycle of Multimedia Metadata,” IEEE Multimedia, Jan.–Mar. 2005, pp. 80–86.

M. Eberhard et al., “An Interoperable Streaming Framework for Scalable Video Coding Based on MPEG-21,” IEEE Wireless Comm., vol. 16, no. 5, 2009, pp. 58–63.

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