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Processing Travel Queries in a Multimedia Information System

  • W. J. Austin
  • E. K. Hutchinson
  • J. R. Kalmus
  • L. M. Mackinnon
  • K. G. Jeffery
  • D. H. Marwick
  • M. H. Williams
  • M. D. Wilson

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of a multimedia information processing system which will be applied to the tourism industry. It concentrates on the part of the system architecture which is responsible for selecting and retrieving multimedia data from remote and local heterogeneous data sources, and in particular, on the modules responsible for understanding and providing a consolidated answer to a user’s query. The understanding of queries requires the representation of information at several different levels and a communications language which is sufficiently flexible to represent user queries and subqueries at those different levels.

Keywords

User Query Answer Schema Query Tool External Data Source Query Analysis 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. Austin
    • 1
  • E. K. Hutchinson
    • 2
  • J. R. Kalmus
    • 2
  • L. M. Mackinnon
    • 1
  • K. G. Jeffery
    • 2
  • D. H. Marwick
    • 1
  • M. H. Williams
    • 1
  • M. D. Wilson
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computing & Electrical EngineeringHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Systems Engineering DivisionSERC Rutherford Appleton Lab.Chilton, Didcot, OxonUK

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