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Self-describing schemes for interoperable MPEG-7 multimedia content descriptions
Author(s): Seungyup Paek; Ana Belen Benitez; Shih-Fu Chang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present the self-describing schemes for interoperable image/video content descriptions, which are being developed as part of our proposal to the MPEG-7 standard. MPEG-7 aims to standardize content descriptions for multimedia data. The objective of this standard is to facilitate content-focused applications like multimedia searching, filtering, browsing, and summarization. To ensure maximum interoperability and flexibility, our descriptions are defined using the eXtensible Markup Language (XML), developed by the World Wide Web Consortium. We demonstrate the feasibility and efficiency of our self-describing schemes in our MPEG-7 testbed. First, we show how our scheme can accommodate image and video descriptions that are generated by a wide variety of systems. Then, we present two systems being developed that are enabled and enhanced by the proposed approach for multimedia content descriptions. The first system is an intelligent search engine with an associated expressive query interface. The second system is a new version of MetaSEEk, a metasearch system for mediation among multiple search engines for audio-visual information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1998
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3653, Visual Communications and Image Processing '99, (28 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334662
Show Author Affiliations
Seungyup Paek, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Ana Belen Benitez, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Shih-Fu Chang, Columbia Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3653:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '99
Kiyoharu Aizawa; Robert L. Stevenson; Ya-Qin Zhang, Editor(s)

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