EBU Tech 3293

EBU Core Metadata Set v.1.7

This is version 1.7 of EBUCore. It expands the list of elements originally defined in EBU Tech 3293 (version 1.0,  2001). the version dated June 2017 updates a link and tidies the pagination.

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EBUCore 1.7 takes into account latest developments in the Semantic Web and Linked Open Data communities. EBUCore 1.7 is available as a RDF ontology entirely compatible with the W3C Media Annotation Working Group ontology, which model is common and based on the EBU Class Conceptual Data Model (Tech.3351). A link to the RDF/OWL ontology and its documentation is provided in Annex B. The EBUCore ontology has been updated to complement EBU's CCDM (Tech 3351) and improve mapping with other ontologies. EBUCore RDF is listed as Linked Open Vocabulary as well as RDF-Vocab for Ruby developers.

The definitions in EBUCore 1.7 have been refined. The schema structure has been reinforced for registration in EBU's Class 13 in SMPTE.

This document provides links to the EBUCore schema and it HTML documentation. It also provides guidelines on how to use EBUCore to implement a variety of features.


The following translations of this document are available. Please note the translations may not be based on the latest version; see the year mentioned in brackets. These translations are courtesy of the translaters and hosted by the EBU 'as is'. The official and definitive version is the EBU English version.

Russian version of EBU Tech 3293 [2016] - Special thanks to EBU Member RTR.