Principles of Multimedia Database Systems (Hardcover)

V.S. Subrahmanian

  • 出版商: Morgan Kaufmann
  • 出版日期: 1998-01-15
  • 售價: $950
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 442
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 1558604669
  • ISBN-13: 9781558604667
  • 相關分類: 資料庫
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Until recently, databases contained easily indexed numbers and text. Today, in the age of powerful, graphically based computers, and the world wide web, databases are likely to contain a much greater variety of data forms, including images, sound, video clips, and even handwritten documents. When multimedia databases are the norm, traditional methods of working with databases no longer apply.

How do you query a video library, or an image database containing x-rays, or sounds in an audio database? Principles of Multimedia Database Systems explains how to work with these new multimedia data forms. It is the first comprehensive treatment of the skills and techniques required to build, maintain, and query multimedia databases.

This book presents the mix of techniques necessary for working with multimedia databases, including synthetic solutions for the design and deployment of multimedia database systems. Because rapid technological developments are constantly changing the landscape of multimedia databases, the book teaches basic theoretical principles applicable to any database.

Content Highlights

  • Covers the major issues of multimedia database design, with a strong focus on distributed multimedia databases.
  • Discusses important topics including how to organize the vast data types, storage and retrieval, and creation and delivery of multimedia presentations.
  • Organized around the lively scenario of a crime-fighting database that evolves as new concepts are introduced.
  • Includes numerous exercises and suggestions for programming projects.
  • Additional materials on the web include updates, on-line supplements, and links to downloadable software.


V.S. Subrahmanian was awarded his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Syracuse University in 1989. He is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland, where he also heads the Multimedia Systems Laboratory. He is the recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, and the Distinguished Young Scientist Award from the Maryland Academy of Sciences. He has worked extensively in knowledge bases, synthesizing techniques in artificial intelligence, and database engineering. He is an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering and AI Communications Journal, and co-author of Advanced Database Systems (1997 Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc.).

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A comprehensive set of supporting materials for instructors including:

Instructors are invited to request an examination copy.

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Multimedia Information & Systems





- 詳細介紹多媒體資料庫設計的主要問題,重點關注分佈式多媒體資料庫。
- 討論重要主題,包括如何組織龐大的數據類型、存儲和檢索,以及創建和傳遞多媒體演示。
- 圍繞一個活躍的犯罪打擊資料庫的場景組織,隨著引入新概念而不斷演進。
- 包含大量練習和編程項目建議。
- 網絡上的附加資料包括更新、在線補充資料和可下載軟體的連結。

V.S. Subrahmanian於1989年獲得電腦科學博士學位,現為馬里蘭大學計算機科學系副教授,並領導多媒體系統實驗室。他曾在知識庫、人工智能綜合技術和資料庫工程方面進行了廣泛的研究。他是IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering和AI Communications Journal的編輯,並是《Advanced Database Systems》(1997年Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc.)的合著者。

- 第1章 介紹
- 第2章 關聯式資料庫簡介
- 第3章 面向對象的資料庫簡介
- 第4章 其他相關資料結構
- 第5章 圖像資料庫
- 第6章 文本/文件資料庫
- 第7章 視頻資料庫
- 第8章 音頻資料庫
- 第9章 多媒體資料庫
- 第10章 從磁盤檢索多媒體數據
- 第11章 從CD-ROM檢索多媒體數據