Web3D Consortium - Content-based - MPEG-7

Rex Brooks rexb at rbcomdesign.com
Mon Nov 16 22:55:53 GMT 1998

>To:eric.paquet at iit.nrc.ca, bob.crispen at boeing.com, dlipkin at us.oracle.com, 	
>thinktank at infomaniacs.com, enterprise at vrml.org, content at vrml.org, 	
>Don Brutzman <brutzman at nps.navy.mil>, vrml-mpeg4 at vrml.org, 	        Rick Rafey
><rafey at arch.sel.sony.com>, Rob Glidden <robg at quadramix.com>, 	        Dick Puk
><puk at rbc.dec.com>, Steve Carson <carson at siggraph.org>, 	        Jeff Close
><close at halcyon.com>, Chris Marrin <chris at marrin.com>
>From:rexb at rbcomdesign.com (Rex Brooks)
>Subject:Re: Web3D Consortium - Content-based - MPEG-7
>X-Attachments::Atlantis:4838:VAN Database:
>At 11:12 AM 11/16/98 -0500, Eric Paquet wrote:
>>Dear Web3D Consortium members,
>Nice timing, Eric. I have attached a paper proposing a refinement of the VAN
>Database which overlaps the area you describe. I am also considering sending
>it along to the XML-DEV list on which I have been lurking for the last couple
>of months. You certainly have my interest guaranteed.
>Do you think I should send this off with a request for someone from that list
>to work with us. Since this is being posted to Daniel Lipkin, I'd also like
>his thoughts on whether he would be interested in pursuing this connection.
>Thanks for such impeccable timing.
>>As you know, MPEG-7 is working on a standard set of descriptors
>>for multimedia content.  The WWW Consortium is also working on the
>>subject and there is a general consensus that it is becoming more and
>>more difficult to filter and retrieve pertinent information from the Web
>>or any other multimedia source.  If the Web has to play a major role
>>as a 3D content provider in the future, those drawbacks have to
>>be overcome.
>>During the past two years I have been working on that subject and I
>>would be very interested to go further in that direction: I am a member
>>of the Web3D Consortium and MPEG.  I would like to determine
>>if there are people interested by content-based access
>>of 3D databases.  Content based description includes metadata,
>>shape descriptors, colour descriptors, scale descriptors,
>>description schemes, etc.
>>If a critical mass can be reached  I think we should put in place a
>>reflector and discuss all those issues including the creation of a
>>working group.
>>I look forward to hearing from you.
>>With best regards,
>>Dr Eric Paquet
>>Visual Information Technology
>>Institute for Information Technology
>>National Research Council
>>Ottawa (Ontario) Canada K1A 0R6
>>Telephone: (613) 991-5035
>>Facsimile: (613) 952-0215
>>E-mail: Eric.Paquet at iit.nrc.ca

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