Multimedia Information Management in an Object-Oriented Database System.

Darrell Woelk, Won Kim: Multimedia Information Management in an Object-Oriented Database System. VLDB 1987: 319-329
  author    = {Darrell Woelk and
               Won Kim},
  editor    = {Peter M. Stocker and
               William Kent and
               Peter Hammersley},
  title     = {Multimedia Information Management in an Object-Oriented Database
  booktitle = {VLDB'87, Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Very
               Large Data Bases, September 1-4, 1987, Brighton, England},
  publisher = {Morgan Kaufmann},
  year      = {1987},
  isbn      = {0-934613-46-X},
  pages     = {319-329},
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This paper describes the implementation of the Multimedia Information Manager (MIM) in the ORION object-oriented database system which is operational at MCC. We describe design objectives and implementation techniques that have satisfied the design objectives. Our design objectives include extensibility, flexibility and efficiency in supporting the capture, storage, and presentation of many types of multimedia information.

We have achieved extensibility by providing an object-oriented framework for multimedia information management. The framework consists of definitions of class hierarchies and a message passing protocol for not only the multimedia capture, storage, and presentation devices, but also the captured and stored multimedia objects. Both the class hierarchies and the protocol may be easily extended and/or modified by system developers and end users as they see fit. We have satisfied flexibility by supporting a variety of ways in which the end users may control the capture and presentation of multimedia information. Our implementation has achieved storage efficiency by using a technique for sharing storage blocks among multiple versions of a multimedia object, while achieving data transfer performance by directly interfacing the MIM to certain low level components of the ORION storage subsystem.

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Peter M. Stocker, William Kent, Peter Hammersley (Eds.): VLDB'87, Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, September 1-4, 1987, Brighton, England. Morgan Kaufmann 1987, ISBN 0-934613-46-X
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Daniel G. Bobrow, Kenneth M. Kahn, Gregor Kiczales, Larry Masinter, Mark Stefik, Frank Zdybel: CommonLoops: Merging Lisp and Object-Oriented Programming. OOPSLA 1986: 17-29 BibTeX
Michael J. Carey, David J. DeWitt, Joel E. Richardson, Eugene J. Shekita: Object and File Management in the EXODUS Extensible Database System. VLDB 1986: 91-100 BibTeX
Hong-Tai Chou, Won Kim: A Unifying Framework for Version Control in a CAD Environment. VLDB 1986: 336-344 BibTeX
Stavros Christodoulakis, F. Ho, M. Theodoridou: The Multimedia Object Presentation Manager of MINOS: A Symmetric Approach. SIGMOD Conference 1986: 295-310 BibTeX
Stavros Christodoulakis, Christos Faloutsos: Design and Performance Considerations for an Optical Disk-Based Multimedia Object Server. IEEE Computer 19(12): 45-56(1986) BibTeX
Roger L. Haskin, Raymond A. Lorie: On Extending the Functions of a Relational Database System. SIGMOD Conference 1982: 207-212 BibTeX
David Maier, Jacob Stein, Allen Otis, Alan Purdy: Development of an Object-Oriented DBMS. OOPSLA 1986: 472-482 BibTeX
Jack A. Orenstein: Spatial Query Processing in an Object-Oriented Database System. SIGMOD Conference 1986: 326-336 BibTeX
Darrell Woelk, Won Kim, Willis Luther: An Object-Oriented Approach to Multimedia Databases. SIGMOD Conference 1986: 311-325 BibTeX

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