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Proc. 5th International Workshop on Knowledge Markup and Semantic Annotation (SemAnnot 2005) at the 4th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2005), November 2005, Galway, Ireland.

Siegfried Handschuh; Thierry Declerck; Marja-Riitta Koivunen (Hrsg.)
Workshop on Knowledge Markup and Semantic Annotation (Semannot), 2005.


While a lot of basic infrastructure exists now for the Semantic Web (OWL, Editors, Inference-Engines), the lack of semantic metadata is still a major hurdle for the broad success of the Semantic Web. To overcome this obstacle, one needs methods that facilitate and accelerate the creation of metadata on a mass scale. Hence, this address the issue of upgrading the actual Web to the Semantic Web by means of (automated) semantic annotation strategies. Another issue is the semantic indexing and searching of multimedia (and multilingual) data. It is difficult to process completely the content of multimedia data, even with technologies based on natural language processing, image processing, machine vision and speech recognition. Therefore, semantic annotation as a means of supplementing automatic multimedia processing is one of the promising methodologies to to describe content semantically.