Metric Databases

Metric Databases

Edgar Chávez (Universidad Michoacana, Mexico) and Gonzalo Navarro (University of Chile, Chile)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-560-3.ch062


The advent of the digital age creates an increasing interest to search for information in large, unstructured repositories containing textual and multimedia data. Retrieval from those repositories requires more powerful query languages, which exceed the querying capabilities of traditional database technologies. The metric space model, described herein, is an extension of the exact searching paradigm aiming to cope with the new requirements.

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