Multimedia Databases are databases that contain and allow key data management operations with multimedia data. Traditional databases contained alphanumeric data and managed it for various applications. Increasingly, applications now contain multimedia data that requires defining additional types and requires development of operations for storage, management, access, and presentation of multimedia data. Multimedia databases must increasingly deal with issues related to managing multimedia data as well as the traditional data. Commonly, databases that manage images, audio, and video in addition to metadata related to these and other alphanumeric information are called multimedia databases. When databases contain only one of the images, audio, or video, they are called image databases, audio databases, and video databases, respectively. Considering the current trend, it is likely that most databases will slowly become multimedia databases.
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