Issue No. 04 - April (1984 vol. 6)
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.
M. Chock, A. F. Cardenas and A. Klinger, "Database Structure and Manipulation Capabilities of a Picture Database Management System (PICDMS)," in IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence, vol. 6, no. , pp. 484-492, 1984.