A Content-Based Multimedia Database Engine: MIR

  • Guohui Li
  • Jun Zhang
  • Defeng Wu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2195)


Content management of multimedia information is an important foundational technology for information society. Content-based multimedia database engine: MIR is a prototype that can be embedded into object-relational DBMS. In this paper, we present the architecture of MIR that integrates information retrieval with data retrieval into database query, supporting contentbased populating, manipulating and maintenances for multimedia database system. Then the data model describing visual features, content clues and spatiotemporal characteristics of multimedia data types is introduced, which provides an interval content-compression for multimedia data in database system. Finally, some content-based query schemes implemented in MIR are given.


Multimedia Content Multimedia Data Dominant Color Multimedia Database Multimedia Information Retrieval 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guohui Li
    • 1
  • Jun Zhang
    • 1
  • Defeng Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Multimedia LaboratoryNational University of Defense TechnologyChangshaChina

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