Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor's Name

Shu-Ching Chen

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Masoud Milani

Third Advisor's Name

Nagarajan Prabakar

Date of Defense



The purpose of this study was to design and implement multimedia presentation authoring and browsing in multimedia database systems, based on a two-tier client/server architecture.

The major approaches included: (i) Build a client/server multimedia presentation authoring and browsing environment; (ii) Allow query-by-image image retrieval and domain-based browsing through the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) between the Java socket at the client and the Unix socket at the server; (iii) Allow the multimedia presentation authoring by unifying the temporal, spatial and spatio-temporal relations among various media items into Multimedia Augmented Transition Network (MATN) model; (iv) Support the user interaction during the authoring process; (v) Visualize the presentation based on the created MATN models.

As a result, this methodology provided users a flexible environment for heterogeneous media data retrieval and multimedia presentation authoring in multimedia database systems.




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