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Parallel and Distributed Multimedia Databases

  • Sensing and processing of multimedia information is one of the basic traits of human beings. The development of digital technologies and applications allows the production of huge amounts of multimedia data. The rapidly decreasing prices for hardware such as digital cameras/camcorders, sound cards and the corresponding displays led to wide distribution of multimedia-capable input and output devices in all fields of the everyday life, from home entertainment to companies and educational organisations. Thus, multimedia information in terms of digital pictures, videos, and music can be created intuitively and is affordable for a broad spectrum of users.

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Author:Stefan Geisler, Odej Kao
Parent Title (English):M. Khosrow-Pour (Edt.): Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology
Publisher:Idea Group Publishing
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of Completion:2005
Release Date:2019/05/10
First Page:223
Last Page:232
Institutes:Fachbereich 1 - Institut Informatik
DDC class:000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft / 004 Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoNo Creative Commons