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Multimedia Object Models for Synchronization and Databases.

Little, Thomas D.C.; Ghafoor, Arif

In: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Data Engineering, 1990, Los Angeles, CA, USA, pages 20-27. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Service Center, 1990.

Abstract: The authors propose a technique for formally specifying and modeling the temporal composition of multimedia data. The proposed model is based on timed Petri nets and the logic of temporal intervals. A strategy based on the inter media timing relationships established by the proposed modeling tool is presented for constructing a database schema to facilitate data storage and retrieval of data elements. An algorithm which allows the retrieval of media elements from the database in a manner which preserves the temporal requirements of the initial specification is proposed.

Keywords: multimedia object model (for) synchronization (and) database; timed net; temporal composition; logic (of) temporal interval; data storage (and) retrieval.

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