1 February 1998 New model for distributed multimedia databases and its application to networking of museums
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Proceedings Volume 3228, Multimedia Networks: Security, Displays, Terminals, and Gateways; (1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300887
Event: Voice, Video, and Data Communications, 1997, Dallas, TX, United States
This paper proposes a new distributed multimedia data base system where the databases storing MPEG-2 videos and/or super high definition images are connected together through the B-ISDN's, and also refers to an example of the networking of museums on the basis of the proposed database system. The proposed database system introduces a new concept of the 'retrieval manager' which functions an intelligent controller so that the user can recognize a set of image databases as one logical database. A user terminal issues a request to retrieve contents to the retrieval manager which is located in the nearest place to the user terminal on the network. Then, the retrieved contents are directly sent through the B-ISDN's to the user terminal from the server which stores the designated contents. In this case, the designated logical data base dynamically generates the best combination of such a retrieving parameter as a data transfer path referring to directly or data on the basis of the environment of the system. The generated retrieving parameter is then executed to select the most suitable data transfer path on the network. Therefore, the best combination of these parameters fits to the distributed multimedia database system.
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Kazuhide Kuroda, Naohisa Komatsu, Kazumi Komiya, Hiroaki Ikeda, "New model for distributed multimedia databases and its application to networking of museums", Proc. SPIE 3228, Multimedia Networks: Security, Displays, Terminals, and Gateways, (1 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300887; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.300887



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