Normalizing Multimedia Databases
Shi Kuo Chang (University of Pittsburgh, USA), Vincenzo Deufemia (Università di Salerno, Italy) and Giuseppe Polese (Università di Salerno, Italy)
Copyright: © 2005
Multimedia databases have been used in many application fields. As opposed to traditional alphanumeric databases, they need enhanced data models and DBMSs to enable the modeling and management of complex data types. After an initial anarchy, multimedia DBMSs (MMDBMS) have been classified based on standard issues, such as the supported data model, the indexing techniques to support content-based retrieval, the query language, the support for distributed multimedia information management, and the flexibility of their architecture (Narasimhalu, 1996).