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Re: Comments requested: startTime, endTime

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Subject: Re: Comments requested: startTime, endTime
From: Dan Stowell <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 06:28:32 +0000
Dear all,

Thank you all VERY much for your comments in March. Within Audubon Core
we've now proposed some standard definitions for terms to indicate
"regions of interest", e.g. for annotating a sound event within a recording.

We're now inviting public comment on the proposed terms:

Best wishes

On 26/03/2021 16:39, Dan Stowell wrote:
> Dear all,
> Within TDWG Audubon Core, we are progressively building a list of
> standardised terms for describing biodiversity multimedia, including
> sound.*
> We're currently considering how best to define (or borrow) terms for
> "startTime" "endTime" of sound events in a recording.** There are
> various possible formats for this, e.g.:
> * Number of seconds from the beginning: e.g. "203"
> * Hours:minutes:seconds from the beginning: e.g. "0:02:01.5"
> * Real-world clock time in ISO8601 format: e.g. "2021-03-26T15:15:46Z"
> If you have opinions about which formats are appropriate in a standard
> for biodiversity multimedia annotations, please let me know by a
> simple email reply!
> Best wishes
> Dan Stowell
> * For example, recently we standardised freqHigh and freqLow
> ** We're looking at other standards including IIIF, w3c Media
> Fragments, and Timeline Ontology.

Dan Stowell
Associate Professor of AI & Biodiversity
* Tilburg University
* Naturalis Biodiversity Centre
* Jheronimus Academy of Data Sciences

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