AIR: Architecture for Interoperable Retrieval on Distributed and Heterogeneous Multimedia Repositories

  • Florian Stegmaier
  • Mario Döller
  • Harald Kosch
  • Andreas Hutter
  • Thomas Riegel
Chapter
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 158)

Abstract

Nowadays, multimedia data is produced and consumed at an ever increasing rate. Similarly to this trend, diverse storage approaches for multimedia data have been introduced. These observations lead to the fact that distributed and heterogeneous multimedia repositories exist, whereas an easy and unified access to the stored multimedia data is not given. This chapter presents an architecture, named AIR, that offers the aforementioned retrieval possibilities. To ensure interoperability, AIR makes use of recently issued standards, namely the MPEG Query Format (multimedia query language) and the JPSearch transformation rules (metadata interoperability).

Keywords

External metasearch Heterogeneous databases Interoperability Standardization 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work has been partially supported by the THESEUS Program, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. We would like to thank the following students for contributing: Sebastian Freilinger–Huber, Sebastian Unverricht, Wolfgang Hans, Ludwig Bachmeier, Udo Gröbner and Atanas Yakimov.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Stegmaier
    • 1
  • Mario Döller
    • 1
  • Harald Kosch
    • 1
  • Andreas Hutter
    • 2
  • Thomas Riegel
    • 2
  1. 1.Chair of Distributed Information Systems University of PassauPassauGermany
  2. 2.Corporate Technology, Siemens AGMunichGermany

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