A Prototype of Multimedia Metadata Management System for Supporting the Integration of Heterogeneous Sources Authors: Tie Hua Zhou, Byeong Mun Heo, Ling Wang, Yang Koo Lee, Duck Jin Chai and Keun Ho Ryu Keywords: Multimedia Metadata Management Systems, Metadata, MPEG-7, TV-Anytime
With the advances in information technology, the amount of multimedia metadata captured, produced, and stored is increasing rapidly. As a consequence, multimedia content is widely used for many applications in today’s world, and hence, a need for organizing multimedia metadata and accessing it from repositories with vast amount of information has been a driving stimulus both commercially and academically. MPEG-7 is expected to provide standardized description schemes for concise and unambiguous content description of data/documents of complex multimedia types. Meanwhile, other metadata or description schemes, such as Dublin Core, XML, TV-Anytime etc., are becoming popular in different application domains. In this paper, we present a new prototype Multimedia Metadata Management System. Our system is good at sharing the integration of multimedia metadata from heterogeneous sources. This system enables the collection, analysis and integration of multimedia metadata semantic description from some different kinds of services. (UCC, IPTV, VOD and Digital TV et al.)
The details for the “Metadata Analyzer” and “Metadata Mapping” seep to be a bit sparse (as in non-existent) for a “prototype…supporting integration of heterogeneous sources.”
MPEG-7 has an important role to play in this area and topic mappers should be aware of it.
I will try to locate more useful resources on MPEG-7 and multimedia content.