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Semiotics and Agents for Integrating and Navigating Through Media Representations of Concepts

Joyce, Dan W., Lewis, Paul H., Tansley, Robert H., Dobie, Mark R. and Hall, Wendy, (2000) Semiotics and Agents for Integrating and Navigating Through Media Representations of Concepts Yeung, Minerva M., Yeo, Boon-Lock and Bourman, Charles A. (eds.) At Storage and Retrieval for Media Databases 2000. , pp. 120-31.

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The purpose of this paper is two-fold. We begin by exploring the emerging trend to view multimedia information in terms of low-level and high-level components; the former being feature-based and the latter the "semantics" intrinsic to what is portrayed by the media object. Traditionally, this has been viewed by employing analogies with generative linguistics (e.g. compositional semantics). Recently, a new perspective based on the semiotic tradition has been alluded to in several papers. We believe this to be a more appropriate approach. From this, we propose an approach for tackling this problem which uses an associative data structure expressing authored information together with intelligent agents acting autonomously over this structure. We then show how neural networks can be used to implement such agents. The agents act as "vehicles" for bridging the gap between multimedia semantics and concrete expressions of high-level knowledge, but we suggest that traditional neural network techniques for classification are not architecturally adequate.

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Published date: January 2000
Venue - Dates: Storage and Retrieval for Media Databases 2000, 2000-01-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 252531
ISBN: 0-8194-3590-2
PURE UUID: b564b036-d8e2-4092-a452-ff2433bfcd2b
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 22 Feb 2000
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:04

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Author: Dan W. Joyce
Author: Paul H. Lewis
Author: Robert H. Tansley
Author: Mark R. Dobie
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD
Editor: Minerva M. Yeung
Editor: Boon-Lock Yeo
Editor: Charles A. Bourman

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