Semantic Annotation & Search
Intelligent Media Annotation & Search
Currently the media production domain lacks efficient ways to organize and search for media assets. Ontology-based applications have been identified as a viable solution to this problem, however, sometimes being too complex for non-experienced users. This is a fast and easy to use approach to create semantic annotations and relationships of media resources. The approach is implemented in the SALERO Intelligent Media Annotation & Search system. It combines the simplicity of free text tagging and the power of semantic technologies and by that makes a compromise in the complexity of full semantic annotations.
The Intelligent Media Annotation and Search
tool (IMAS) is available online
with a collection of images from MyTinyPlanets.com.
The main aim of the Intelligent Media Annotation and Search tool is to allow easy annotation of media assets for later retrieval and reuse by users in media production. In order to support this, it has been built based on the following design principles:
- Designed for content creators. The target users of the system are nontechnically experienced content creators in the domain of media production.
- Easy to use. The interface provides Web 2.0-based interaction mechanisms to make the annotation process as easy as possible.
- Global annotations. To facilitate the annotation process, we only allow global annotation of media resources instead of annotating parts of it.
- Statement-based annotation process. We allow to create statements, which use ontological elements, to describe the content of media resources.
- Ontology extension during use. We allow users to easily extend the ontology .
- Portability of the system. In order to port the systems to other domains, only the underlying annotation ontology has to be adapted.
- Integration of semantic and content-based search. The system provides an integrative view onto results from different search engines and by that provides a fallback solution which is able to retrieve objects without annotations, too.