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The semantic Web must handle information from applications that have special knowledge representation needs and that face uncertain, imprecise knowledge. More precisely, some applications deal with random information and events, others deal with imprecise and fuzzy knowledge, and still others deal with missing or distorted information - resulting in(More)
Annotations of multimedia documents typically have been pursued in two different directions. Either previous approaches have focused on low level descriptors, such as dominant color, or they have focused on the content dimension and corresponding annotations, such as person or vehicle. In this paper, we present a software environment to bridge between the(More)
In this paper we present the construction of an ontology that represents the structure of the MPEG-7 visual part. The goal of this ontology is to enable machines to generate and understand visual descriptions which can be used for multimedia reasoning. Within the specification, MPEG-7 definitions (description schemes and descriptors) are expressed in XML(More)
Knowledge representation and annotation of multimedia documents typically have been pursued in two different directions. Previous approaches have focused either on low level descriptors, such as dominant color, or on the semantic content dimension and corresponding manual annotations, such as person or vehicle. In this paper, we present a knowledge(More)
Fuzzy Description Logics (fuzzy DLs) are extensions of classic DLs that are capable of representing and reasoning with imprecise and vague knowledge. Though reasoning algorithms for very expressive fuzzy DLs have been developed and optimizations have started to be explored, the efficiency of such systems is still questionable, and the study of tractable(More)
In this paper, a knowledge representation infrastructure for semantic multimedia content analysis and reasoning is presented. This is one of the major objectives of the aceMedia Integrated Project where ontologies are being extended and enriched to include low-level audiovisual features, descriptors and behavioural models in order to support automatic(More)
Imprecise and vague information is part of our lives. Concepts like “tall”, “clever”, “fat” and others are imprecise since they can be used with slightly different meaning. Hence, we might use the concept tall to say that Paul is tall and Frank is tall. In this case someone could consider that Paul and Frank have the same height, fact that is not(More)
An important problem for the success of ontology-based applications is how to provide persistent storage and querying. For that purpose, many RDF tools capable of storing and querying over a knowledge base, have been proposed. Recently, fuzzy extensions to ontology languages have gained considerable attention especially due to their ability to handle vague(More)
The great evolution of ontologies during the last decade, bred the need for storage and querying for the Semantic Web. For that purpose, many RDF tools capable of storing a knowledge base, and also performing queries on it, were constructed. Recently, fuzzy extensions to description logics have gained considerable attention especially for the purposes of(More)
Sophisticated uncertainty representation and reasoning are necessary for the alignment and integration of Web data from different sources. For this purpose the extension of the Description Logics using fuzzy set theory has been proposed, resulting to fuzzy Description Logics (DLs). However, despite the fact that since the initial proposal a lot of work has(More)