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Database Structure and Manipulation Capabilities of a Picture Database Management System (PICDMS)
April 1984 (vol. 6 no. 4)
pp. 484-492
Margaret Chock, M.I.B. Chock, Santa Monica, CA 90403.
Alfonso F. Cardenas, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
Allen Klinger, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
The database structure and data manipulation capabilities of a generalized PICture Database Management System (PICDMS) are presented. They are based on a dynamic, stacked-image, logical database structure that uses gridded, rather than topological, data representation. A prototype PICDMS has been designed and implemented. A commercial version is being used as a generator of image processing programs. The system has novel capabilities for nonprogrammer users: it is able to 1) build multiple-variable databases from photographs and other two-dimensional data sources such as maps, drawings, etc., and 2) manipulate such data using simple logical commands. Physical organization and accessing strategies are outlined. A summary of the PICDMS data manipulation capabilities is presented and a subset of operations is illustrated with brief examples. A comprehensive example displays PICDMS capabilities and the programming advantages it possesses over other approaches.
Citation:
Margaret Chock, Alfonso F. Cardenas, Allen Klinger, "Database Structure and Manipulation Capabilities of a Picture Database Management System (PICDMS)," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 484-492, April 1984, doi:10.1109/TPAMI.1984.4767553
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