Multimedia Information Systems
Source: Arizona State University
Multimedia applications require representation and management of non-traditional data, such as text documents, images, audio and video data, possibly together with traditional (e.g. relational or object oriented) data. In particular, in multimedia applications, different data types are often coexisting within the same application domain. Hence data management systems which are able to treat, in an integrated and uniform way, different types of data are needed. Historically, multimedia systems and databases emerged as separate disciplines addressing the needs of different application domains.