An object-oriented multimedia database system for a news-on-demand application

M. Tamer Özsu, Duane Szafron, Ghada El-Medani, Chiradeep Vittal
1995 Multimedia Systems  
We describe the design of a multimedia database management system for a distributed news-on-demand multimedia information system. News-on-Demand is an application that utilizes broadband network services to deliver news articles to subscribers in the form of multimedia documents. Different news providers insert articles into the database, which are then accessed by users remotely, over a broadband ATM network. The particulars of our design are an object-oriented approach and strict adherence to
more » ... international standards, in particular SGML and HyTime. The multimedia database system has a visual query facility which is also described in this paper. The visual query interface provides three major facilities for end users: presentation, navigation and querying of multimedia news documents. The main focus, however, is querying of multimedia objects stored in the database.
doi:10.1007/bf01832136 fatcat:beg5crl66fffhgaitw5nzaegyy