Information Access in Multimedia Databases based on Feature Models

Arjen P. de Vries (Corresponding Author), Menzo Windhouwer, Peter M.G. Apers, Martin Kersten

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With the increasing popularity of the WWW, the main challenge in computer science has become content-based retrieval of multimedia objects. Access to multimedia objects in databases has long been limited to the information provided in manually assigned keywords. Now, with the integration of feature-detection algorithms in database systems software, content-based retrieval can be fully integrated with query processing. We describe our experimentation platform under development, making database technology available to multimedia. Our approach is based on the new notion of feature databases. Its architecture fully integrates traditional query processing and content-based retrieval techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-339
Number of pages17
JournalNew generation computing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • METIS-118594
  • IR-63250
  • EWI-6329
  • Information access
  • Multimedia databases
  • Query processing
  • Content-based retrieval


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