PICCOLO: A Data Model for Picture Database Computers

  • K. Yamaguchi
  • T. L. Kunii
Part of the Springer Series in Information Sciences book series (SSINF, volume 6)


A picture data model for use as the architectural basis of picture database computers is investigated. For a picture database, it is required to manipulate varieties of data structures efficiently. In this paper, an extension of the relational model named PICCOLO is proposed. Operations of PICCOLO are more powerful than a relational algebra or QBE (Query By Example); the graph isomorphism can be checked by the operations of PICCOLO. The operation can be specified in a structured way and shared among users. For a picture database, it is also required to carry out operations in parallel in order to accelerate the execution. It is shown that the data operation of PICCOLO can be performed in a highly parallel way.


Minimum Span Tree Relational Algebra Physical Picture Dimensional Array Query Form 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Yamaguchi
    • 1
  • T. L. Kunii
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Science, Faculty of ScienceThe University of TokyoHongo, Tokyo 113Japan

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