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Issue No.04 - October-December (2008 vol.15)
pp: 82-95
Mario Döller , University of Passau
Ruben Tous , Universitat Polit'ecnica de Catalunya
Matthias Gruhne , Fraunhofer IDMT
Kyoungro Yoon , Konkuk University
Masanori Sano , Science & Technical Research Laboratories, NHK
Ian S. Burnett , RMIT University
The growth of multimedia is increasing the need for standards for accessing and searching distributed repositories. The Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) is developing the MPEG Query Format (MPQF) to standardize this interface as part of MPEG-7. The objective is to make multimedia access and search easier and interoperable across search engines and repositories. This article describes the MPQF and highlights some of the ways it goes beyond today's query languages by providing capabilities for multimedia query-by-example and spatiotemporal queries.
multimedia query language, multimedia retrieval, MPEG, multimedia metadata format, multimedia database
Mario Döller, Ruben Tous, Matthias Gruhne, Kyoungro Yoon, Masanori Sano, Ian S. Burnett, "The MPEG Query Format: Unifying Access to Multimedia Retrieval Systems", IEEE MultiMedia, vol.15, no. 4, pp. 82-95, October-December 2008, doi:10.1109/MMUL.2008.96
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