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Course Name Multimedia Databases
Course Code 15CSE356
Program B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

  • 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.

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