W3C Recommends Ontology For Media Resources 1.0

The W3C Media Annotations Working Group has recommended Ontology For Media Resources 1.0.  The aim is to connect many media resource descriptions together and provide a core set of properties that can be to used to express them. This ontology also defines their mappings to elements from a number of other metadata formats also:

This document defines the Ontology for Media Resources 1.0. The term “Ontology” is used in its broadest possible definition: a core vocabulary. The intent of this vocabulary is to bridge the different descriptions of media resources, and provide a core set of descriptive properties. This document defines a core set of metadata properties for media resources, along with their mappings to elements from a set of existing metadata formats. Besides that, the document presents a Semantic Web compatible implementation of the abstract ontology using RDF/OWL. The document is mostly targeted towards media resources available on the Web, as opposed to media resources that are only accessible in local repositories.” [Read More]

See also the W3C blog for more information and the announcement of the recommendation.

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