Multimedia Database: Content and Structure
Samir Kumar Jalal Documentation Research and Training Center, Bangalore-59
Abstract Multimedia is a combination of text, graphics, animations, audio and video converted from different formats into digital media. The extension of database application to handle multimedia objects requires synchronization of multiple media data streams. Time-related characteristics of multimedia data should be superimposed on the existing database. This paper will try to focus on several aspects of multimedia databases- its need, structure and method of handling multimedia
components in order to render multimedia services to its users.
Samir Kumar Jalal
Everyone deals with multimedia at every walk of lives. We work with multimedia and are surrounded by multimedia. Due to the advancement of modern computer and information technology, multimedia systems play more and more impact on our lives. Therefore, it is more challenging fact how to organize and structure these huge multimedia information so that we can get information easily at any point of time. To do so, multimedia database is a tool required to manage and maintain huge multimedia objects. Multimedia objects consist of texts, graphics, animations, video, sounds, music etc. Multimedia applications often address file management interfaces at different levels of abstraction such as hypertext application, audio editor, audio -video distribution service depending on the real strength of multimedia database and its structure.
Multimedia database management
Multimedia database is a kind of database like any other databases containing multimedia collections. Multimedia is defined as the combination of more than one media, they may be of two types --static and dynamic media. Text, graphics, and images are categorized as static