Web services based approach for integrating multimedia content
Multimedia content is derived from various autonomous, distributed and heterogeneous content sources (relational or object databases, multimedia applications, multimedia servers, etc...). To address problems posed by content sources heterogeneity, a service-oriented architecture is proposed to assure a dynamic integration of multimedia content. In this work we propose a model that we call MaaS (for Multimedia as a Service), through which multimedia content providers expose their content. Once the MaaS is discovered, its classification into category of concepts, based on domain ontology, is made. However, content access is done through a concept hierarchy. The sport domain is used to validate the proposed model.
Data sources Integration, Access to Multimedia conten, Web Services, Encapsulation
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