Multimedia database systems

  • Arif Ghafoor
  • P. Bruce Berra
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 759)


One of the requirements of multimedia database systems is that they will need a data model more powerful than the relational model, without compromising its advantages. The relational data model exhibits limitations in terms of complex object support, type system, and object management. To address these issues, we have emphasized one key requirement for multimedia databases, which is the process of temporal synchronization. We have discussed various conceptual models to specify this requirement and have highlighted their capabilities and limitations. Still, a number of other issues need to be faced before multimedia database systems become a reality.


Multimedia Data Indexing Scheme Audio Data Communicate Sequential Processing Multimedia Database 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arif Ghafoor
    • 1
  • P. Bruce Berra
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.CASE Center and Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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