Title: The multimedia semantic web

Authors: William I. Grosky, D.V. Sreenath, Farshad Fotouhi, Vlad Wietrzyk

Addresses: Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Michigan, Dearborn, Dearborn, MI 48128, USA. ' e-Trading Group, J.P. Morgan, Houston, TX 77002, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA. ' School of Computing and IT, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW 1797, Australia

Abstract: It is well known that interpretation depends on context, whether for a work of art, a piece of literature, or a natural language utterance. This paper addresses the dynamic context of a collection of linked multimedia documents, of which the web is a perfect example. Contextual document semantics emerge through identification of various users| browsing paths though this multimedia document collection. Some implications of our approach are that the author of a web page cannot completely define that document|s semantics and that semantics can emerge through use.

Keywords: emergent semantics; multimedia; semantic web; linked documents; contextual document semantics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSE.2006.014779

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2006 Vol.2 No.5/6, pp.326 - 340

Published online: 08 Aug 2007 *

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