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An Annotation System based on the SA Methodology

Student name: 
Christian Ammendola
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Motivation The SALERO project [1] aims at making cross media-production for games, movies and broadcast faster, better and cheaper by combining computer graphics, language technology, semantic web technologies as well as content based search and retrieval. In the course of this project we are developing methods to annotate multimedia items like images, videos or complex 3d animations and also domain ontologies to explicitly declare what the content of these items is about. One typical statement that should be expressible about an image in a formal way would be "This image shows the virtual character 'Bong' traveling on his couch to an alien planet".

Aim of this thesis is the prototypical implementation of an annotation system that allows the manual creation of semantic annotations using ontologies based on the SA methodology.


The work includes (amongst others):

  • Design of an annotation system based on the SA methodology.
  • Development of an API that allows the management of semantic annotations.
  • Prototypical implementation of the annotation system.