Electronic Proceedings of the
ACM Workshop on Effective Abstractions in Multimedia
November 4, 1995
San Francisco, California

Introductory Talk for Session 1: Retrieval and Navigation

Isabel F. Cruz
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Computer Science


One of the most active areas in database research has been the design of data models and query languages for the efficient retrieval of data. Multimedia/hypermedia pose new and challenging problems to database research. Some of the new research topics are related to: The papers of this session cover some of these important issues: An overview of these and other issues will be given in this short talk. Our emphasis will be on declarative and visual query languages for multimedia/hypermedia.

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