Query processing techniques for multimedia presentations

Taekyong Lee*, Lei Sheng, Nevzat Hurkan Balkir, Abdullah Al-Hamdani, Gultekin Özsoyoǧlu, Z. Meral Özsoyoǧlu

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A multimedia presentation is a synchronized, and possibly interactive, delivery of multimedia data to users. We expect that, in the future, multimedia presentations will be stored into and queried from multimedia databases. In an earlier work, we have designed a graphical query language, called GVISUAL, that allows users to query multimedia presentations based on content information. In this paper, we discuss GVISUAL query processing techniques for multimedia presentations. More specifically, we discuss the translation of GVISUAL queries into an operator-based language, called O-Algebra, with three new operators, and efficient implementations of the new O-Algebra operators using a coding system called nodecodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-99
Number of pages37
JournalMultimedia Tools and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Media Technology
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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