Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 62, Issue 2, pp 377–399 | Cite as

The landscape of multimedia ontologies in the last decade

  • Mari Carmen Suárez-FigueroaEmail author
  • Ghislain Auguste Atemezing
  • Oscar Corcho


Many efforts have been made in the area of multimedia to bridge the so-called “semantic-gap” with the implementation of ontologies from 2001 to the present. In this paper, we provide a comparative study of the most well-known ontologies related to multimedia aspects. This comparative study has been done based on a framework proposed in this paper and called FRAMECOMMON. This framework takes into account process-oriented dimension, such as the methodological one, and outcome-oriented dimensions, like multimedia aspects, understandability, and evaluation criteria. Finally, we derive some conclusions concerning this one decade state-of-art in multimedia ontologies.


Ontology Multimedia RDF(S) OWL Comparative Framework 



This work has been developed in the framework of the Spanish project BUSCAMEDIA (, a CENIT-E project with reference number CEN-2009-1026 and funded by the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI). We would like to thank our partners in the project for their help.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ghislain Auguste Atemezing
    • 2
  • Oscar Corcho
    • 1
  1. 1.Ontology Engineering Group (OEG). Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)MadridSpain
  2. 2.Eurecom, MM DepartmentSophia-AntipolisFrance

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