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Journal of Inforamtion Science and Engineering, Vol.15 No.2, pp.273-286 (March 1999)
A Design and Implementation of Museum
Multimedia Information System

Yin-Fu Huang and Tien-Yu Hsu
Institute of electronics and Information Engineering
Nation Yunlin University of Science and Technology
Yunlin, Taiwan 640, R.O.C.

A museum multimedia information system is designed not only for entertainment, bu also for education and research. Within the system, a huge number of intellectual assets is stored in a multimedia database. Users can query the multimedia database and retrieve information matching the specified conditions. In this paper, we successfully apply the EER (Extended Entity-Relationship) model to describe the entire system. We also propose multiple retrieval functions including browsing and query, for various users to access the information in a flexible and efficient manner. Finally, a prototype system is developed based on WWW client/server systems and the object relational DBMS UniSQL.

Keywords: multimedia databases, client/server, data model, conceptual design, WWW

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Received October 20, 1997; revised January 20, 1998 & June 26, 1998; accepted July 7, 1998.
Communicated by Wei-Pang Yang.