Integration of Existing Multimedia Metadata Formats and Metadata Standards in the M3O

  • Daniel Eißing
  • Ansgar Scherp
  • Carsten Saathoff
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6725)


With the Multimedia Metadata Ontology (M3O), we have developed a sophisticated model for representing among others the annotation, decomposition, and provenance of multimedia metadata. The goal of the M3O is to integrate existing metadata standards and metadata formats rather than replacing them. To this end, the M3O provides a scaffold needed to represent multimedia metadata. Being an abstract model for multimedia metadata, it is not straightforward how to use and specialize the M3O for concrete application requirements and existing metadata formats and metadata standards.

In this paper, we present a step-by-step alignment method describing how to integrate and leverage existing multimedia metadata standards and metadata formats in the M3O in order to use them in a concrete application. We demonstrate our approach by integrating three existing metadata models: the Core Ontology on Multimedia (COMM), which is a formalization of the multimedia metadata standard MPEG-7, the Ontology for Media Resource of the W3C, and the widely known industry standard EXIF for image metadata.


Information Realization Metadata Standard Annotation Pattern Machine Readable Format Core Ontology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Eißing
    • 1
  • Ansgar Scherp
    • 1
  • Carsten Saathoff
    • 1
  1. 1.WeST, University of Koblenz-LandauGermany

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