Semantic Multimedia and Ontologies

Theory and Applications

  • Yiannis Kompatsiaris
  • Paola Hobson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Paola Hobson
      Pages 3-13
  3. Multimedia Ontologies, Analysis and Reasoning – Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Roberto García, Chrisa Tsinaraki, Óscar Celma, Stavros Christodoulakis
      Pages 17-54
    3. Stamatia Dasiopoulou, Carsten Saathoff, Phivos Mylonas, Yannis Avrithis, Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Steffen Staab et al.
      Pages 99-122
    4. Juan José Burred, Martin Haller, Shan Jin, Amjad Samour, Thomas Sikora
      Pages 123-162
  4. Applications Using Semantic Web Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Cathy Dolbear, Paola Hobson, David Vallet, Miriam Fernández, Iván Cantadorz, Pablo Castellsz
      Pages 165-183
    3. Michela Spagnuolo, Bianca Falcidieno
      Pages 185-205
    4. Jane Hunter, Suzanne Little, Ronald Schroeter
      Pages 207-226
  5. Applications Using Alternative Approaches to Multimedia Ontologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Alexander Hauptmann, Rong Yan, Wei-Hao Lin, Michael Christel, Howard Wactlar
      Pages 253-278
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Paola Hobson
      Pages 281-284
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 285-290

About this book


Taking a step-by-step approach, and drawing on the expertise of key researchers in the multimedia and knowledge domains, this book guides the reader through the fundamental enabling technologies of ontologies (for example MPEG-7 and OWL), analysis, context and reasoning, to commercially interesting applications including personalised content summarisation, 3D modelling and management of scientific data.

All relevant topics are covered; including ontologies for low level multimedia feature representation, higher level multimedia systems representations, application of multimedia ontologies for visual analysis, and usage of multimedia and knowledge technologies for applications. The authors aggregate relevant disciplines including knowledge representation, multidimensional signal processing, logic, artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide a coherent picture of the different strands of research that need to be combined in order to achieve semantic multimedia applications.

"Semantic Multimedia and Technologies" will serve as an excellent reference and guide to exploring how knowledge technologies can be exploited in the creation of new multimedia applications, and how these technologies can provide new contexts for the successful use of knowledge technologies.


3D Content Adaptation Content for Multimedia Applications DOM Multimedia Multimedia Ontologies Personalisation Reasoning for Multimedia Applications Video Retrieval Visual Content Analysis calculus ontology semantic web

Editors and affiliations

  • Yiannis Kompatsiaris
    • 1
  • Paola Hobson
    • 2
  1. 1.Informatics and Telematics InstituteThermi-ThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Chartered Engineer Motorola LabsBasingstokeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-075-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-076-6
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