MediaView: A semantic view mechanism for multimedia modeling

Qing Li, Jun Yang, Yueting Zhuang

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The semantics of multimedia data, which features context dependency and media-independency, is of vital importance to multimedia applications but inadequately supported by the state-of-the-art database technology. In this paper, we address this problem by proposing MediaView as an extended object-oriented view mechanism to bridge the “semantic gap” between conventional databases and semantics-intensive multimedia applications. This mechanism captures the dynamic semantics of multimedia using a modeling construct named media view, which formulates a customized context where heterogeneous media objects with similar/related semantics are characterized by additional properties and user-defined semantic relationships. View operators are proposed for the manipulation and derivation of media views. The usefulness and elegancy of MediaView are demonstrated by its application in a multi-modal information retrieval system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2002 - 3rd IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, Proceedings
EditorsYung-Chang Chen, Long-Wen Chang, Chiou-Ting Hsu
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540002626, 9783540002628
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2002 - Hsinchu, Taiwan
Duration: 16 Dec 200218 Dec 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference3rd IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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