Multimedia data integration and navigation through media view: Implementation, evolution and utilization

Dawei Ding, Qing Li, Jun Yang

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To tackle the problems of multimedia data integration and navigation, MediaView 1 as an extended object-oriented view mechanism is devised to bridge the semantic gap between conventional database and semantics-intensive multimedia applications. Such a view mechanism can further facilitate exploring internal context-dependent features of the multimedia representations. Due to the complex ingredients and dynamic application requirements of multimedia databases, however, it is difficult for users to define by themselves individual MediaView(s) in a top-down fashion. In this paper, we advocate a statistics-based approach of constructing MediaViews logically. In addition, a set of user-level operators is devised to accommodate the specialization and generalization relationships among the MediaViews. Hence, users may create their own MediaViews by deriving from existing ones. We also show the effectiveness of using MediaView in the problem domain of multimedia data integration and navigation through experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)721-737
Number of pages17
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Database navigation
  • Mediaview
  • Multimedia integration
  • Probabilistic tree

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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