Document Type

Working Paper

Date

1990

Embargo Period

7-29-2012

Keywords

user-oriented multimedia information systems, managing diverse data types, multimedia servers, database management, object synchronization, object integration

Language

English

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Description/Abstract

In the past few years considerable demand for user oriented multimedia information systems has developed. These systems must provide a rich set of functionality so that new, complex, and interesting applications can be addressed. This places considerable importance on the management of diverse data types including text, images, audio and video. These requirements generate the need for a new generation of distributed heterogeneous multimedia database systems. In this paper we identify a set of functional requirements for a multimedia server considering database management, object synchronization and integration, and multimedia query processing. A generalization of the requirements to a distributed system is presented, and some of our current research and developing activities are discussed.

Additional Information

Computer Communications, (Special Issue: Multimedia Communications), Vol. 13, No. 4, May 1990, pp. 217-231.

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