JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
DateJune 2001
Author(s)Shih-Fu Chang, Thomas Sikora, Atul Puri
TitleOverview of the MPEG-7 standard
AbstractMPEG-7, formally known as the Multimedia Content Description Interface, includes standardized tools (descriptors, description schemes, and language) enabling structural, detailed descriptions of audio-visual information at different granularity levels (region, image, video segment, collection) and in different areas (content description, management, organization, navigation, and user interaction). It aims to support and facilitate a wide range of applications, such as media portals, content broadcasting, and ubiquitous multimedia. We present a high-level overview of the MPEG-7 standard. We first discuss the scope, basic terminology, and potential applications. Next, we discuss the constituent components. Then, we compare the relationship with other standards to highlight its capabilities
Key wordsIEC standards, ISO standards, audio-visual systems, meta data, multimedia systems, telecommunication standards