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Affiliations

Harmony project researchers are closely affiliated with a number of other initiatives and projects where Harmony research results are developed and tested.

  • Dublin Core Metadata Initiative - An international organization that has developed a well-known set of metadata elements with core research discovery semantics.

  • MPEG-7 - A group working to develop a descriptive format and standard for audio-visual content.

  • Open Archives Initiative - An effort to facilitate the federation of digital content repositories by establishing an underlying infrastructure and protocol for exposing metadata.

  • RDF - The Resource Description Framework (RDF) integrates a variety of web-based metadata activities including sitemaps, content ratings, stream channel definitions, search engine data collection (web crawling), digital library collections, and distributed authoring, using XML as an interchange syntax.

  • RSS - RDF Site Summary (RSS) is a lightweight multipurpose extensible metadata description and syndication format. RSS is an XML application, conforms to the W3C's RDF Specification and is extensible via XML-namespace and/or RDF based modularization