Searching Multimedia Databases by Content

  • Christos¬†Faloutsos

Part of the Advances in Database Systems book series (ADBS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

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  3. Database Indexing Methods

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  4. Indexing Signals

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      Pages 55-55
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  5. Mathematical Toolbox

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 133-155

About this book


Searching Multimedia Databases by Content bridges the gap between the database and signal processing communities by providing the necessary background information for the reader and presenting it along with the intuition and mechanics of the best existing tools in each area.
The first half of Searching Multimedia Databases by Content reviews the most successful database access methods, in increasing complexity, reaching up to spatial access methods and text retrieval. In all cases, the emphasis is on practical approaches that have been incorporated in commercial systems, or that seem very promising.
The second half of the book uses the above access methods to achieve fast searching in a database of signals. A general methodology is presented, which suggests extracting a few good features from each multimedia object, thus mapping objects into points in a metric space. Finally, the book concludes by presenting some recent successful applications of the methodology on time series and color images.
Searching Multimedia Databases by Content is targeted towards researchers and developers of multimedia systems. The book can also serve as a textbook for a graduate course on multimedia searching, covering both access methods as well as the basics of signal processing.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Christos¬†Faloutsos
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  1. 1.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8629-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1445-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1386-2944
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