A multi-paradigm querying approach for a generic multimedia database management system

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Author(s)

  • Ji-Rong Wen
  • Qing Li
  • Wei-Ying Ma
  • Hong-Jiang Zhang

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-34
Journal / PublicationSIGMOD Record
Volume32
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

Abstract

To truly meet the requirements of multimedia database (MMDB) management, an integrated framework for modeling, managing and retrieving various kinds of media data in a uniform way is necessary. MediaLand is an experimental MMDB platform being developed at Microsoft Research Asia for users with different levels of experiences and expertise to manage and search multimedia repositories easily, efficiently, and cooperatively. Key features of MediaLand include a uniform data model for describing all kinds of media objects and their relationships, and a 4-tier architecture based on this data model. In this paper, a multi-paradigm querying approach of MediaLand is presented, in which multimedia queries are processed based on a seamless integration of various existing search approaches. In doing so, MediaLand also offers the feature of "media independence" which is analogous to the notion of "data independence" from the classic ANSI SPARC standard. By incorporating a rich set of facilities and techniques, MediaLand lays down a good foundation for addressing further research issues, such as multimedia query rewriting, optimization, and presentation.

Research Area(s)

  • Media independence, Multi-paradigm querying, Multimedia database management, Uniform data modeling

Citation Format(s)

A multi-paradigm querying approach for a generic multimedia database management system. / Wen, Ji-Rong; Li, Qing; Ma, Wei-Ying; Zhang, Hong-Jiang.

In: SIGMOD Record, Vol. 32, No. 1, 03.2003, p. 26-34.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review