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DEVA: an extensible ontology-based annotation model for visual document collections
Author(s): Carlo Jelmini; Stephane Marchand-Maillet
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Paper Abstract

The description of visual documents is a fundamental aspect of any efficient information management system, but the process of manually annotating large collections of documents is tedious and far from being perfect. The need for a generic and extensible annotation model therefore arises. In this paper, we present DEVA, an open, generic and expressive multimedia annotation framework. DEVA is an extension of the Dublin Core specification. The model can represent the semantic content of any visual document. It is described in the ontology language DAML+OIL and can easily be extended with external specialized ontologies, adapting the vocabulary to the given application domain. In parallel, we present the Magritte annotation tool, which is an early prototype that validates the DEVA features. Magritte allows to manually annotating image collections. It is designed with a modular and extensible architecture, which enables the user to dynamically adapt the user interface to specialized ontologies merged into DEVA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5018, Internet Imaging IV, (10 January 2003);
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Carlo Jelmini, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)
Stephane Marchand-Maillet, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5018:
Internet Imaging IV
Simone Santini; Raimondo Schettini, Editor(s)

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