Relational multimedia databases
This thesis is concerned with the design and im plementation of a Relational Multimedia
Database System, in short RMDBS. RMDBS is designed to efficiently use storage space and
manipulate various kinds of data; attribute data, bit-m apped pictures, and program s in binary
RMDBS is an integrated system which enables the user to manage and control operations
on the different forms of data in a user friendly manner. This means that even nonexperienced
users can work with the system.
The work described in this thesis is novel in that a true multimedia database has been
implemented within the framework of a traditional relational DBMS. Previous work in this area
has concentrated either in building data base management systems for storing picture-based
data or multimedia databases which are not true data base management systems.
RMDBS is implemented using the Revelation data base management system.