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Managing Multimedia and Unstructured Data in the Oracle Database by Marcelle Kratochvil

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Summary

Searching within a multimedia warehouse requires an understanding of fuzzy concepts and being able to effectively visualize the results. An effective search engine for querying multimedia needs to factor in the need for course grain and fine grain searching. As most digital objects are described using metadata, the search engine needs the capabilities to query against it. In addition, the search engine needs features to perform queries specific to the attributes of the type of digital object. Most search engines which have a relational data centric focus, lack the capabilities to do enable these advanced querying features. The search engine also needs to be able to adjust its search behavior based on the data types of the metadata. This ...

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