Architecture for distributed multimedia database systems

PB Berra, CYR Chen, A. Ghafoor, CC Lin, TDC Little, D. Shin

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In the past few years considerable demand for useroriented multimedia information systems has developed. These systems must provide a rich set of functionality so that new, complex, and interesting applications can be addressed. This places considerable importance on the management of diverse data types including text, omages, audio and video; these requirements in turn generate the need for a new generation of distributed heterogeneous multimedia database systems. In this paper, a set of f functional requirements is identified for a multimedia server considering database management, object synchronization and integration, and multimedia query processing. A generalization of the requirements to a distributed system is presented, and some current research and developing activities are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-231
Number of pages15
JournalComputer Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1990


  • database management
  • database systems
  • multimedia information systems
  • query processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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