Conceptual data modeling of multimedia database applications

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Aygun S., Yazici A., Arica N.

International Workshop on Multi-Media Database Management Systems, Drayton, Canada, 5 - 07 August 1998, pp.182-189 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/mmdbms.1998.709781
  • City: Drayton
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.182-189
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


In this paper, we present a conceptual data model for multimedia database applications based on ExIFO(2) model. The ExIFO(2) data model is chosen as the conceptual model since it handles both complex objects along with their uncertain and imprecise properties. We enhanced this conceptual model in order to meet the multimedia data requirements. In addition to uncertain and imprecise information, we present a way of handling relationships among objects of multimedia database applications. Events that might be extracted from video or audio are also considered in this study. Finally, the conceptual model is mapped to a logical model, which the fuzzy object oriented data (FOOD) model is chosen, for storing and manipulating the multimedia objects. This mapping is done in a way that it preserves most of the information represented at the conceptual level.