'Multimedia Databases brings together, for the first time in one book, a fully comprehensive coverage of multimedia databases: SQL, multimedia metadata, image processing, computer vision, information retrieval, networks, and distributed systems and database management.It provides a solid understanding of multimedia data and database technology and explains why advances in both have come together to create the field of Multimedia databases. Anyone working in or studying multimedia databases is facing challenges that arise from integrating knowledge from a number of different fields such as multimedia, networks, communication systems, HCI and sensory systems as well as database concepts. This book provides answers to these challenges and covers all the different components that make up Multimedia databases.If you're an existing or future practitioner whose working life is becoming increasingly influenced by a need to know more about Multimedia databases then this book if for you. It is written in an easy to follow style with numerous practical examples and exercises and an accompanying CD which provides code examples for most chapters and examples of the implementation of multimedia databases for the two main case studies covered in the book.Multimedia databases now deal with a growing number of commercially important application areas such as media-on-demand, surveillance systems, GIS and medical information systems.'Multimedia Databases covers: The main features of multimedia data, compression (MPEG, etc.)The extraction and generation of metadata (including MPEG 7 and 23)The main features of SQL data types in relation to multimedia dataHow object-relational features ofSQL3 can be used to create methods to manipulate large binary objectsThe implementation of user-defined types in Oracle and DB2The problems and solutions for manipulating multimedia data particularly in relation to querying, indexing and summarising multimedia dataMultimedia architecture requirements, in particular, tuning and performance storage parametersMain features of Internet Protocols used for the transmission of multimedia data and network architecture to the delivery of multimediaCovers internet databases and looks at metadata and xml databasesplus much more. 0201788993B01102003 There is a huge growth in multimedia databases. Their usage includes security purposes where companies/governments wish to store images of people and in telemedicine where images and x-rays need to be stored. This text provides an object relational approach to multimedia databases.