This part of ISO/IEC 15938 contains simulation software for tools defined in parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of ISO/IEC 15938. This software has been derived from the verification models used in the process of developing the International Standard.
Where multimedia content extraction or multimedia content description software is provided, attention is called to the fact that these software modules are provided for the purpose of creating bit streams of descriptors and description schemes with normative syntax. The performance of these software tools should not be taken as indicative of that which can be obtained from implementations where quality and computational optimization are given priority. The techniques used for extracting descriptors or deriving description schemes are not specified by this document. This information can be found in the corresponding sections of part 1-5.
This Part of this International Standard operates on and generates conformant bitstreams. This International Standard provides a specific implementation that behaves in a conformant manner. In general, other implementations that conform to ISO/IEC 15938 are possible that do not necessarily use the algorithms or the programming techniques of the reference software.
The software contained in this part of ISO/IEC 15938 is known as eXperimentation Model (XM) and is divided into five categories:
a) Binary format for MPEG-7 (BiM). This software converts DDL (XML) based descriptions to binary format and vice versa as explained in Clause 5 of this document.
b) DDL parser and DDL validation parser. The components of this software module are specified in Clause 6 of this document.
c) Visual descriptors. This software creates standard visual descriptions from associated (visual) media content as explained in Clause 7 of this document. The techniques used for extracting descriptors are informative, and the quality and complexity of these extraction tools has not been optimized.
d) Audio descriptors. This software creates standard descriptions from associated (audio) media content as explained in Clause 8 of this document. The techniques used for extracting descriptors are informative, and the quality and complexity of these extraction tools has not been optimized.
e) Multimedia description schemes. This software modules provide standard descriptions of multimedia description schemes as specified in Clause 9 of this document.