COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Multimedia Databases
Course Code: 
15CSE356
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Multimedia Databases' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction: An introduction to Multimedia Databases – Need for MMDB – Metadata based and Content based Retrieval. Object Oriented and Object Relational Databases: Object Relational Database – Object-Oriented Databases – Data Models – Queries over such databases.

Unit 2

Architectures for MMDB: Architecture requirements - multimedia server design - distributed multimedia servers - client server architecture - peer-to-peer systems Metadata for MMDB: Features of Metadata - Types of Metadata - Metadata for Text, Images, Audio, Video - Annotation, generation and extraction – standards Multimedia Query Processing: Data Manipulation - Transaction Management – Query Processing - Query language issues - SQL for Multimedia Queries. Storage Management: Access Methods and Indexing - Quad tree – R-Trees Storage Methods (Striping, RAID etc).

Unit 3

Image Databases: Overview - Representing Image DB with Relations and R-Trees - Overview of Image Retrieval and Mining - Similarity Based Retrieval - Metric Approach Text Databases: Overview – Processing and Indexing Text Data - Inverted indices - overview of text retrieval / mining - Boolean Retrieval – Vector based Retrieval – Semantic Retrieval. Video Databases: Organizing content of a single video - overview of video and audio mining - query languages for videos - indexing video content – r-segment trees Multimedia DB: Mining combinations of data, architectures (only high level overview), Performance issues – Visualization of Multimedia Data.

  • Subhramanian V S, “Principles of Multimedia Database Systems”, Morgan Kaufmann Publisher, 2001.
  • Lynne Dunckley, "Multimedia Databases: An Object - Relational Approach", Pearson Education, 2003.
  • Khoshafian, “Multimedia and Imaging Databases”, Lavoisier Publications, 1997
  • Bhavani Thurasingham, “Managing and Mining Multimedia Databases”, CRC Press, 2001.
  • J. K. Wu, M. S. Kankanhalli, J. H. Lim and D. Z. Hong, “Perspectives on Content based Multimedia Systems”, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000.