Temporal and interactive relations in a multimedia database system

  • Chabane Djeraba
  • Henri Briand
Multimedia Servers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1242)


In this paper, we will present an approach for temporal and interactive relation composition of medium. The approach is based on time-interval and dependency temporal relations. We consider the seven relations of Allen (equals, meets, finishes, starts, before, overlaps, during) with the following features: Firstly, the temporal relations are designed to specify relations between multimedia objects of both determined and undetermined duration. Secondly, the temporal relations describe both existing arrangement of medium, and dependency relations between medium. Finally, a powerful temporal Petri net automatic is considered to model the temporal and iteractive relations.


Multimedia temporal relations interactive relations temporal specification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chabane Djeraba
    • 1
  • Henri Briand
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Nantes (IRIN) IRESTENantes UniversityNantes cedex 03France

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