Supporting video applications through 4DIS temporal framework

Rynson W.H. Lau, Hong Va Leong, Qing Li, Antonio Si

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Video has become an essential component of multimedia applications nowadays. To support multimedia and video applications efficiently, video objects must be modeled and structured in secondary storage effectively, allowing flexible, easy, and efficient retrieval. Existing video database systems are quite ad hoc, each being designed for a specific kind of application. In this paper, we illustrate that a temporal database system is crucial in providing powerful capabilities for supporting both storage and manipulation requirements of a generic video manipulation framework. We present the design of our experimental prototype which is developed upon the 4DIS temporal database system. Utilizing the query capability of the 4DIS system, abstraction primitives are developed to provide a core set of operations for various kinds of application semantics. In particular, the temporal database system provides persistent storage for video objects and query capabilities for retrieving video objects. Functional capabilities of various video applications could then be easily developed upon this core set of operations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultimedia Information Analysis and Retrieval - IAPR International Workshop, MINAR 1998, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)3540648267, 9783540648260
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
EventIAPR International Workshop on Multimedia Information Analysis and Retrieval, MINAR 1998 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 13 Aug 199814 Aug 1998

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


ConferenceIAPR International Workshop on Multimedia Information Analysis and Retrieval, MINAR 1998
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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