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
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.
The new types of data being considered (e.g., visual data).
The new kinds of interaction with the data (e.g. via
- The wide availability of data (often
"unstructered", in the database sense) over the WWW.