Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Multimedia Metadata

  • Frank NackEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_1443


Hypermedia metadata; Meta-knowledge; Mixed-media; New media metadata


Multimedia is media that utilizes a combination of different content forms. In general, a multimedia asset includes a combination of at least two of the following: text, audio, still images, animation, video, and some sort of interactivity. There are two categories of multimedia content: linear and non-linear. Linear content progresses without any navigation control for the viewer, such as a cinema presentation. Non-linear content offers users interactivity to control progress. Examples are computer games or computer based training applications. Non-linear content is also known as hypermedia content.

Metadata is data about data of any sort in any media, describing an individual datum, content item, or a collection of data including multiple content items. In that way, metadata facilitates the understanding, characteristics, use and management of data.

Multimedia metadata is structured, encoded data...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vincent Oria
    • 1
  • Shin'ichi Satoh
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceNew Jersey Inst. of TechnologyNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Digital Content and Media Sciences ReseaMultimedia Information Research DivisionNational Institute of InformaticsTokyoJapan