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Multimedia plays significant role in today's IT world. The revolution of multimedia makes it more familiar to the users because of its expressiveness. Multimedia has a wide range of application in many fields like e-learning, teleconferencing, online medical transcription, etc. Semantic web is an emerging technology to fulfill the user's needs. Over the past decade, lots of research is going on for retrieval of multimedia content in semantic web. This paper discusses various retrieval techniques of multimedia content using ontology for the semantic web. In addition, it discusses the advantages of Text, Image, Video and Audio based retrieval systems. It also presents an analysis based on its merits.