American V-King Scientific Publishing
To deal with large amounts of multimedia content, the MPEG-7 standard was proposed in order to provide a general standard by which to describe various types of multimedia content. However, the authors required not only a standard to describe multimedia content but also a retrieval framework to search for the requested semantic content. The proposed framework employs ontology and MPEG-7 descriptors to deal with problems arising between syntactic representation and semantic retrieval of images. Instead of building a single ontology for a specific domain, the framework allows for the construction of incrementally multiple ontologies, and shares ontology information not only between the image seekers but also between different domains.