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Lifting a Metadata Model to the Semantic Multimedia World

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Executive Summary

This paper describes best-practices in lifting an image metadata standard to the Semantic Web. The authors provide guidelines on how an XML-based metadata format can be converted into an OWL ontology. Additionally, they discuss how this ontology can be mapped to the W3C's Media Ontology. This ontology is a standardization effort of the W3C to provide a core vocabulary for multimedia annotations. The approach presented here can be applied to other XML-based metadata standards. In the last decade, digital imaging has experienced a worldwide revolution of growth in both the number of users and the range of applications that have replaced traditional film photography.

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