Semantic-Driven Multimedia Retrieval with the MPEG Query Format

  • Ruben Tous
  • Jaime Delgado
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5392)


The MPEG Query Format (MPQF) is a new standard from the MPEG standardization committee which provides a standardized interface to multimedia document repositories. The purpose of this paper is describing the necessary modifications which will allow MPQF to manage metadata modelled with Semantic Web languages like RDF and OWL, and query constructs based on SPARQL. The suggested modifications include the definition of a new MPQF query type, and a generalization of the MPQF metadata processing model. As far as we know, this is the first work to apply the MPEG Query Format to semantic-driven search and retrieval of multimedia contents.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruben Tous
    • 1
  • Jaime Delgado
    • 1
  1. 1.Distributed Multimedia Applications Group (DMAG)Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Dpt. d’Arquitectura de ComputadorsSpain

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