Modeling Multimedia Data Semantics with MADS

  • Oleksandr Drutskyy
  • Stefano Spaccapietra
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3882)


To bridge the gap between the over increasing ubiquity of multimedia and the lack of approaches to deal with semantics of multimedia information, an important number of research efforts has been brought out lately. Nevertheless, a vast majority of proposed techniques deal with movies or other montage-edited media sources like TV-news, football matches, etc., which are characterized by efficient temporal granularity (frames, shots, scenes, etc.). Unfortunately, this latter property does not hold in environments like, e.g, multimedia meetings, making traditional approaches not quite suitable for such settings. In this paper we present our approach to conceptual modeling of multimedia data based on MADS, a spatio-temporal data model with multi-representation support. We also provide an example for the case of multimedia meetings.


Object Type Multimedia Data Relationship Type Meeting Participant Modeling Multimedia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oleksandr Drutskyy
    • 1
  • Stefano Spaccapietra
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer and Communication Sciences, Database LaboratoryEPFL – Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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