Content And Multimedia Database Management Systems

A.P. de Vries

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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A database management system is a general-purpose software system that facilitates the processes of defining, constructing, and manipulating databases for various applications. The main characteristic of the ‘database approach’ is that it increases the value of data by its emphasis on data independence. DBMSs, and in particular those based on the relational data model, have been very successful at the management of administrative data in the business domain. This thesis has investigated data management in multimedia digital libraries, and its implications on the design of database management systems. The main problem of multimedia data management is providing access to the stored objects. The content structure of administrative data is easily represented in alphanumeric values. Thus, database technology has primarily focused on handling the objects’ logical structure. In the case of multimedia data, representation of content is far from trivial though, and not supported by current database management systems.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Apers, Peter Maria Gerardus, Supervisor
  • van der Veer, Gerrit Cornelis, Advisor
  • Blanken, Henk, Advisor
  • Wilschut, A.N., Advisor
Award date17 Dec 1999
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs90-365138-8X
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 1999


  • EWI-6367
  • IR-66252
  • METIS-118428

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