The Digital Media Project

 

Source

Martin Springer

Title

TRU #68 to assign content description

No.

040216springer01

 

Name:

Martin Springer

Affiliation/additional information:

Active Contributor, Luebeck, Germany

Date submitted:

2004/02/16

 

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Criteria

Description

1.

Name of TRU

TRU to assign content description

2.

Summary description of TRU

To relate content to descriptions that support some degree of interpretation of the content's meaning.

3.

Use records of TRU

  • A movie producer assigns information describing the creation and production processes of the movie (director, title, short feature movie)
  • A broadcaster assigns information related to the usage of the programme (copyright pointers, usage history, broadcast schedule)
  • A DVD manufacturer assigns information of the storage features of the DVD (storage format, encoding)
  • A script continuity person assigns structural information on spatial, temporal or spatio-temporal components of the movie (scene cuts, segmentation in regions, region motion tracking)
  • A post production company assigns information about low level features in the film (colors, textures, sound timbres, melody description)
  • An editor of a newscast assigns conceptual information of the reality captured by the newscast (objects and events, interactions among objects)
  • An editor of a programme guide assigns information about how to browse the TV programmes in an efficient way (summaries, variations, spatial and frequency subbands, ...)
  • A stock photo agency assigns information about collections of images
  • A game user assigns information about the interaction with the content (user preferences, usage history).

4.

Nature of TRU

Customary TRU: traditionally users have enjoyed the possibility to assign descriptions to content that was available. The very act of publication gives others rights to refer to it.

5.

Benefits of TRU

The value of information often depends on how easy it can be found, retrieved, accessed, filtered and managed.

6.

Possible digital support

  • Description Tools that allow for creating content descriptions. (e.g. [1])
  • Comprehensive metadata for authorship and titles of releases could be developed and licensed both by for-profit and non-profit groups.

7.

Requirements

  • Standards

8.

References

[1] - MPEG-7 Overview