Video databases in combination with today’s multimedia (pictures, audio, video, graphics, text) and other technologies (networks, operating systems and so on) are widely used in many areas. Some examples are public information, advertising, entertainment and education. In the near future, such applications will be integrated in distributed systems, composed of computers, (digital) TVs, optical disks, and other electronic units appropriate for information retrieval, presentation, and interaction with users. In this chapter, we introduce some of the applications which we think represent the majority of industrial and academic efforts. As in the last chapter, all the information in this chapter is based on companies’ product catalogs, WWW sites, newspapers and magazines. The authors have not checked the accuracy of the information that comes from above sources and thus, disclaim responsibility for its accuracy. All company names and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.
KeywordsVideo Clip Digital Library Video Server Video Database Silicon Graphic
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