An Ontology-Based Multimedia Annotator for the Semantic Web of Language Engineering

An Ontology-Based Multimedia Annotator for the Semantic Web of Language Engineering

Artem Chebotko (Wayne State University, USA), Yu Deng (Wayne State University, USA), Shiyong Lu (Wayne State University, USA), Farshad Fotouhi (Wayne State University, USA) and Anthony Aristar (Wayne State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/jswis.2005010104
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The development of the Semantic Web, the next-generation Web, greatly relies on the availability of ontologies and powerful annotation tools. However, there is a lack of ontology-based annotation tools for linguistic multimedia data. Existing tools either lack ontology support or provide limited support for multimedia. To fill the gap, we present an ontology-based linguistic multimedia annotation tool, OntoELAN, which features: (1) the support for OWL ontologies; (2) the management of language profiles, which allow the user to choose a subset of ontological terms for annotation; (3) the management of ontological tiers, which can be annotated with language profile terms and, therefore, corresponding ontological terms; and (4) storing OntoELAN annotation documents in XML format based on multimedia and domain ontologies. To our best knowledge, OntoELAN is the first audio/video annotation tool in the linguistic domain that provides support for ontology-based annotation. It is expected that the availability of such a tool will greatly facilitate the creation of linguistic multimedia repositories as islands of the Semantic Web of language engineering.

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