Accession Number:

ADA199548

Title:

A Conceptual Design of a Multimedia DBMS (Database Management System) for Advanced Applications

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept. Jul 1987-Jun 1988

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1988-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Managing Multimedia Data is becoming more and more important. There are already various operational systems for this task, but they are usually built as special-purpose systems and lack the general capability as exhibited in a database management system DBMS, suitable for a wide variety of applications. This paper argues that DBMS should be extended to manage multimedia data as well as the standard structured data, exploiting all the established techniques and providing the new data types to all applications. The paper examines the characteristics of multimedia data and outlines some of the current research projects in this area. It recognizes the significant and successful applications of the database technology and information retrieval techniques developed in the last two decades and proposes to capitalize on these advances to develop a DBMS for handling multimedia data. The paper also sketches some directions where future research may be headed to solve the complex issues in multimedia data processing. Keywords Multimedia databases, Image management, Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE