An Architecture for Open Cross-Media Annotation Services

  • Beat Signer
  • Moira C. Norrie
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5802)


The emergence of new media technologies in combination with enhanced information sharing functionality offered by the Web provides new possibilities for cross-media annotations. This in turn raises new challenges in terms of how a true integration across different types of media can be achieved and how we can develop annotation services that are sufficiently flexible and extensible to cater for new document formats as they emerge. We present a general model for cross-media annotation services and describe how it was used to define an architecture that supports extensibility at the data level as well as within authoring and visualisation tools.


Digital Library Media Type Annotation Tool Resource Type Client Application 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Beat Signer
    • 1
  • Moira C. Norrie
    • 2
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Institute for Information SystemsETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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