SMPTE, the European Broadcasting Union, and MovieLabs have collaborated on a new guide to help people understand the “ontologies and other semantic web technologies” used in the media industry’s move towards the cloud.
The guide includes an explanation of media ontologies in simple terms, a discussion of mapping data across different information systems, and practical examples of how media organisations are using semantic web technologies to bring greater efficiency to real-world workflows.
Its aim is to provide the industry with an explanation of media-specific ontologies, the ontologies already in existence, where they are applicable, and how to deploy them. It can be used as a starting point for the move to the cloud and toward microservice-based deployments that integrate semantic technologies.
“Consistent and interoperable metadata and semantics are key for connecting data sets along the value chain, managing distributed workflows, and integrating applications. They are also crucial for content management and search and discovery,” said Hans Hoffmann, head of media fundamentals and production technology at EBU Technology and Innovation.
“This navigation guide is the result of a great collaboration between EBU, SMPTE, and MovieLabs, three key actors in this field, and it will greatly help the media industry in its transformation into a data-driven ecosystem.”
The guide is available to download here.