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Semantics Extraction From Multimedia Data: An Ontology-Based Machine Learning Approach

  • Sergios Petridis
  • Stavros J. Perantonis
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Part of the Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems book series (SSCNS)

Abstract

It is often the case that related pieces of information lie in adjacent but different types of data sources. Besides extracting such information from each particular type of source, an important issue raised is how to put together all the pieces of information extracted by each source, or, more generally, what is the optimal way to collectively extract information, considering all media sources together. This chapter presents a machine learning method for extracting complex semantics stemming from multimedia sources. The method is based on transforming the inference problem into a graph expansion problem, expressing graph expansion operators as a combination of elementary ones and optimally seeking elementary graph operators. The latter issue is then reduced to learn a set of soft classifiers, based on features each one corresponding to a unique graph path. The advantages of the method are demonstrated on an athletics web-pages corpus, comprising images and text.

Keywords

Multimedia Data Elementary Operator Multimedia Document Graph Expansion Approximate Inference 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgements

This study is partly supported by the research projects “BOEMIE, Bootstrapping Ontology Evolution with Multimedia Information Extraction”. FP6-027538/STREP, 2006–2009, http://www.boemie.org and “CASAM, Computer-Aided Semantic Annotation of Multimedia”. ICT-217061/STREP, 2008, http://www.casam-project.eu/

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Informatics and TelecommunicationsNCSR “Demokritos”AttikiGreece

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