Multimedia Information Storage and Retrieval: Techniques and Technologies

Multimedia Information Storage and Retrieval: Techniques and Technologies

Philip K.C Tse (University of Hong Kong, China)
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Release Date: April, 2008|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 420
ISBN13: 9781599042251|ISBN10: 1599042258|EISBN13: 9781599042275|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-225-1

Description

Since multimedia systems are required to store and manipulate a variety of media types -- including text, graphics, images, sound, audio, and video among many others -- applications such as video-on-demand systems, interactive television, and video conferencing are becoming widely available at warp speed. This presents new challenges and obstacles to those in the multimedia industry.

Multimedia Information Storage and Retrieval: Techniques and Technologies offers solutions to these challenges, providing data placement techniques, scheduling methods, caching techniques and emerging characteristics of multimedia information. Academicians, students, professionals and practitioners in the multimedia industry will benefit from this ground-breaking publication.

Reviews and Testimonials

This book explains the techniques to store and retrieve multimedia information in multimedia storage systems. It describes the internal architecture of storage systems. Readers will be able to learn the internal architectures of multimedia storage systems.

– Philip K.C. Tse, University of Hong Kong, China

This book is designed for use by technicians in the multimedia industry.

– Book News Inc. (June 2008)

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Preface

This book explains the techniques to store and retrieve multimedia information in multimedia storage systems. It describes the internal architecture of storage systems. Readers will be able to learn the internal architectures of multimedia storage systems. Many techniques are described with details. Examples are provided to help readers understand the techniques. By understanding these techniques, we hope that readers may also apply similar techniques in the problems that they encounter in their everyday life. In particular, this book would be helpful to managers who wish to improve the performance of their multimedia storage systems.

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Philip Kwok Chung Tse is now with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong. He received the Bachelor of Science (computing studies) degree from the University of Hong Kong (1983) and a Doctor of Philosophy (computer science) from the Victoria University of Technology (2002). He has taught computer science and information technology subjects in the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Macquarie University, Sydney. He had worked for more than twelve years in the industry prior to joining the academic sector. His research interests include multimedia information storage, and visual information systems.

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