Continuous Media Web: Hyperlinking, Search and Retrieval of Time-Continuous Data on the Web
Silvia Pfeifer (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia), Conrad Parker (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia) and André Pang (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia)
Copyright: © 2005
The Continuous Media Web project has developed a technology to extend the Web to time-continuously sampled data enabling seamless searching and surfing with existing Web tools. This chapter discusses requirements for such an extension of the Web, contrasts existing technologies and presents the Annodex technology, which enables the creation of Webs of audio and video documents. To encourage uptake, the specifications of the Annodex technology have been submitted to the IETF for standardisation and open source software is made available freely. The Annodex technology permits an integrated means of searching, surfing, and managing a World Wide Web of textual and media resources.