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Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking by Hong Jiang Zhang, Kevin Jeffay

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Introduction to Multimedia Database Systems

Aidong Zhang,     State University of New York at Buffalo

THE NEED to handle multimedia data in database systems is growing rapidly in many fields, such as video-on-demand servers, education, and training; Web browsing; information retrieval; electronic commerce; and distributed publishing. To meet these demands, database systems must have the ability to efficiently model, store, access, and query multimedia data. Multimedia data refer to diverse media types representing text, audio, image, and video content. Such data usually contain large data objects, require real-time handling, and may be uninterpreted raw data, a characteristic that distinguishes these types from alphanumeric data. Conventional ...

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