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  • Blog Post: How to use inferencing with the sw_Sparql stored procedure and how to get the InferenceIndex for a specific ontology in the database

    It’s often very useful when creating custom SPARQL queries against the IMM Metadata Store using the sw_Sparql stored procedure to pull in some “inferred” metadata from the ontologies that you have imported.  For example, you may have ingested a bunch of metadata into the IMM data table that stores...
  • Blog Post: Updated MetadataPolicy.xml Configuration File

      Today we posted an updated MetadataPolicy.xml configuration file to support more image metadata fields when using the IMM Media Services to extract metadata from a JPEG or TIFF image. Download the latest cersion of the file and replace the existing one in the folder: %Program Files%/Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Advanced SPARQL in IMM

    Today I would like to profile an advanced SPARQL query, break it down, and explain how each part works. The Query: with ( select ?entityIdIn ?highestTypeOut { { ?entityIdIn rdf:type ?highestTypeOut . } not () { ?entityIdIn rdf:type ?hType . ?hType rdfs:subClassOf ?highestTypeOut . } ...
  • Blog Post: Migrating Code to IMM 2.0

    Many areas of the IMM SDK have been vastly improved in version 2. The most common operations have been streamlined and simplified. The sample below demonstrates some differences in using the new IMM SDK, as well as highlights the improvements we have made in this release. The example scenario is a...
  • Blog Post: Importing and Exporting RDF Ntriples from IMM

    A question that always comes up is how to bulk export and bulk import raw nTriples or RDF/XML into and out of the IMM Semantic Store. Its actually quite simple.  You should open up the RDFQA.exe application in the %Program Files%\Microsoft Interactive Media Manager\Semantic Metadata Store folder...
  • Blog Post: IMM's Metadata Model: a 2min. 18sec. vidcast

    IMM is designed to enable users who work with rich media to ingest, manage, edit, and distribute content. While IMM is based on Office SharePoint Server 2007 and offers collaborative, enterprise content management, and search capabilities, IMM is designed specifically to work with media files, and has...
  • Blog Post: Putting the SPARQL Back in Your Eye

    How long should it take you to build out an IMM site like this? What about if you need to extend our ontology because it doesn’t meet all of your needs? Just last week we had to do this very thing for one of our internal customers here at Microsoft. In the process a few things really hit us. First...
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