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Overview of the MPEG-7 Standard and of Future Challenges for Visual Information Analysis

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This paper presents an overview of the MPEG- standard: the Multimedia Content Description Interface. It focuses on visual information description including low-level visual Descriptors and Segment Description Schemes. The paper also discusses some challenges in visual information analysis that will have to be faced in the future to allow efficient MPEG- -based applications.

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Correspondence to Philippe Salembier.

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