Chrisa Tsinaraki

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We describe a systematic methodology for extending the audiovisual content description standards (MPEG-7 and TV-Anytime) with domain-specific knowledge descriptions expressed in OWL. The domain-specific descriptions of the audiovisual content metadata are completely transparent to applications and tools that use MPEG-7 and TV-Anytime, allowing them to use(More)
Domain ontologies are very useful for indexing, query specification, retrieval and filtering, user interfaces, even information extraction from audiovisual material. The dominant emerging language standard for the description of domain ontologies is OWL. We describe here a methodology and software that we have developed for the interoperability of OWL with(More)
In recent years, the amount of Internet accessible digital audiovisual media files has vastly increased. Therefore the need to describe the media (by way of metadata) has also increased significantly. MPEG-7 (finalized in 2001) provides a comprehensive and rich metadata standard for the description of multimedia content. Unfortunately, a standardized query(More)
In this paper, we describe a framework that we have developed for the support of ontology-based semantic indexing and retrieval of audiovisual content following the MPEG-7 and TV-Anytime standard specifications for metadata descriptions. Our work aims to provide a methodology to enhance the retrieval effectiveness of audiovisual content, while maintaining(More)
Semantic interoperability is usually provided in open environments through standards and domain ontologies. The dominant standards for multimedia content and service descriptions are MPEG-7 and MPEG21. The MPEG-7 Semantic DS has powerful semantic description capabilities and supports using semantic entities specified in domain ontologies in multimedia(More)
We present in this paper the MPEG-7 Query Language (MP7QL), a powerful query language that we have developed for querying MPEG-7 descriptions, as well as its compatible Filtering and Search Preferences (FASP) model. The MP7QL has the MPEG-7 as data model and allows for querying every aspect of an MPEG-7 multimedia content description. It allows the users to(More)
We present in this paper MP7QL, a powerful query language that we are developing for querying MPEG-7 descriptions, and a user preference model that allows for expressing preferences about every aspect of an MPEG-7 multimedia content description. The MP7QL queries may utilize the user preferences as context, thus allowing for personalized multimedia content(More)
In this paper, we describe a framework for the management of semantic metadata that describe audiovisual content. The main objectives of this work are to provide a framework allowing enhanced retrieval performance and better user interfaces for audiovisual data, based on extensions of the well accepted international standards for the digital media, digital(More)
SPARQL is today the standard access language for Semantic Web data. In the recent years XML databases have also acquired industrial importance due to the widespread applicability of XML in the Web. In this paper we present a framework that bridges the heterogeneity gap and creates an interoperable environment where SPARQL queries are used to access XML(More)