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Multimedia Indexing & Semantics

Cultural institutions, broadcasting companies, academic, scientific and defence organisations are producing vast quantities of digital multimedia content. With this growth in audiovisual material comes the need for standardised representations encapsulating the rich semantic meaning required to enable the automatic filtering, machine processing, interpretation and assimilation of multimedia resources. Additionally generating high-level descriptions is difficult and manual creation is expensive although significant progress has been made in recent years on automatic segmentation and low-level feature recognition for multimedia. By applying the knowledge reasoning capabilities provided by ontologies and inferencing rules to large, multimedia data sets generated by scientific research communities, we hope to expedite solutions to the complex scientific problems they face.

Related publications

J. Hunter and S. Little. "A Framework to enable the Semantic Inferencing and Querying of Multimedia Content" International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology (IJWET) Special Issue on the Semantic Web. vol. 2. December 2005. doi:10.1504/IJWET.2005.008487

L. Hollink, S. Little, and J. Hunter. "Evaluating the Application of Semantic Inferencing Rules to Image Annotation" Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Knowledge Capture, KCAP05. Banff, Canada. October 2005. pp 91-98. doi:10.1145/1088622.1088639

J. Hunter and K. Cheung. "Generating eScience Workflows from Statistical Analysis of Prior Data" APAC'05. Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast. Sept 26-29 2005.

J. Hunter, K. Cheung, S. Little, and J. Drennan. "FUSION - A Knowledge Management System for Fuel Cell Optimization" International Conference on Solid State Ionics. Baden-Baden. July 2005. p 544.

J. Hunter, S. Little and M. Ragan, "Position Paper for Semantic Web Life Sciences Workshop - The Visible Cell" W3C's Semantic Web Life Sciences Workshop, Cambridge Mass. October 27-28 2004.

S. Little and J. Hunter. "Rules-By-Example - a Novel Approach to Semantic Indexing and Querying of Images" Proceedings of the Third International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC2004. Hiroshima, Japan. November 2004. pp 534-548. doi:10.1007/b102467

J. Hunter, K. Falkovych, and S. Little. "Next Generation Search Interfaces - Interactive Data Exploration and Hypothesis Testing" 8th European Digital Libraries Conference. Bath, UK. September 2004. pp 86-98. doi:10.1007/b100389

J. Hunter, J. Drennan, and S. Little. "Realizing the Hydrogen Economy through Semantic Web Technologies" IEEE Intelligent Systems Journal - Special Issue on eScience. January 2004. 19 (1). pp 40-47. doi:10.1109/MIS.2004.1265884

J. Hunter. "Enhancing the Semantic Interoperability of Multimedia through a Core Ontology" IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Special Issue on Conceptual and Dynamical Aspects of Multimedia Content Description. January 2003. pp 49-58. doi:10.1109/TCSVT.2002.808088

S. Little, J. Geurts, and J. Hunter. "The Dynamic Generation of Intelligent Multimedia Presentations through Semantic Inferencing" The Sixth European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL 2002. Rome, Italy. September 2002. pp 158- 175. (Alternative location).

J. Hunter. "Adding Multimedia to the Semantic Web - Building an MPEG-7 Ontology" International Semantic Web Working Symposium (SWWS). Stanford. July 2001. pp 261-282. (Alternative location).

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