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Managing Gigabytes: Compressing and Indexing Documents and Images (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Multimedia and Information Systems)
Ian H. Witten, et al
1558605703
May 15, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Of all the tasks programmers are asked to perform, storing, compressing, and retrieving information are some of the most challenging--and critical to many applications. Managing Gigabytes: Compressing and Indexing Documents and Images is a treasure trove of theory, practical illustration, and general discussion in this fascinating technical subject.

Ian Witten, Alistair Moffat, and Timothy Bell have updated their original work with this even more impressive second edition. This version adds recent techniques such as block-sorting, new indexing techniques, new lossless compression strategies, and many other elements to the mix. In short, this work is a comprehensive summary of text and image compression, indexing, and querying techniques. The history of relevant algorithm development is woven well with a practical...



Multimedia Database Systems

0792397126
Mar 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Multimedia Database Systems: Design and Implementation Strategies is a compendium of the state-of-the-art research and development work pertaining to the problems and issues in the design and development of multimedia database systems. The chapters in the book are developed from presentations given at previous meetings of the International Workshop on Multi-Media Data Base Management Systems (IW-MMDBMS), and address the following issues: development of adequate multimedia database models, design of multimedia database query and retrieval languages, design of indexing and organization techniques, development of efficient and reliable storage models, development of efficient and dependable retrieval and delivery strategies, and development of flexible, adaptive, and reliable presentation...


Crystal Reports 10: The Complete Reference
George K. Peck
0072231661
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Produce winning presentations and reports with expert advice from this definitive guide. Discover vital tips on how to best utilize Crystal Reports' features to analyze data, and build professional, complex, and effective reports. Find the entire spectrum of user knowledge-;from advice for new users on how to develop, design, and build a simple report, to in-depth information on complex features such as Crystal Server Pages and integrating Crystal Reports into Visual Basic.NET programs.

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The Ultimate Guide to Crystal Reports 10

Covers new features--Format Painter, Business Views, upgrades to the repository, Java and .NET support, and more

Create visually appealing reports and publish them on the Web with Crystal Reports 10 and help from this...



Distributed Multimedia Databases: Techniques and Applications
Timothy K. Shih
1930708297
January 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
In the last few years we have observed an explosive growth of multimedia computing, communication and applications. This revolution is transforming the way people live, work, and interact with each other, and is impacting the way business, government services, education, entertainment and healthcare are operating. Yet, several issues related to modeling, specification, analysis and design of distributed multimedia database systems and multimedia information retrieval are still challenging to both researchers and practitioners. Distributed Multimedia Databases: Techniques and Applications points out these challenges and provides valuable suggestions toward the necessary solutions, by focusing on multimedia database techniques.

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In the last few years we have...


Understanding Digital Libraries, Second Edition (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Multimedia and Information Systems)
Michael Lesk
1558609245
December 2, 2004
Paperback
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Review
"Lesk is the senior and most knowledgeable author in the field. His dry humor and clear explanations, combined with his uncanny ability to uncover and address key ideas and problems, make this a "must read."
--Edward A. Fox, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

"Michael Lesk does for digital libraries what David Macaulay does for every day objects: he lucidly depicts how things work. In the digital world the ways things work is necessarily always in flux. In this second edition, Michael Lesk has done a masterful job of making us feel more at home with this flux."
--Michèle Valerie Cloonan, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, Simmons College

"Lesk's insights are distilled from a lifetime of pioneering activities in information retrieval, text processing...


Multimedia Database Management Systems
B. Thuraisingham
0792398866
Feb 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Multimedia Database Management Systems brings together in one place important contributions and up-to-date research results in this important area. Multimedia Database Management Systems serves as an excellent reference, providing insight into some of the most important research issues in the field.

Book Info
A special issue of Multimedia Tools and Applications - An International Journal, Vol.4, No2, 1997. Brings together in one place important contributions and up-to-date research results in this important area.


Hitchhiker's Guide to SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services
Peter Blackburn
0321268288
October 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
How This Book Came to Life align="left">In the late summer of 2003, although in the sands of time it seems a lifetime away on another planet in a parallel universe, the warmth of the late afternoon sun was beaming down on Bill and me, while we sat in the gardens of a hotel near the campus of the Microsoft UK headquarters. We'd just given a number of successful presentations at a VBUG developer's conference, and we were both "high" on the post-conference euphoria. One of the sessions I had presented was on Reporting Services for Yukon--that's SQL Server 2005, but at that stage it was still in alpha builds. The Reporting Services session had been well received, and, as always when Reporting Services is first shown to developers, there was a noisy and palpable interest from the developer community, so many...


Introduction to Data Compression, Second Edition (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Multimedia and Information Systems)
Khalid Sayood
1558605584
February 28, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Khalid Sayood's textbook-style Introduction to Data Compression is the definitive guide to all kinds of compression schemes. Early chapters establish the mathematics involved in basic compression techniques, including lossless and lossy compression as well as the fundamentals of information theory that lay the groundwork for common forms of compression. (The book contains all the relevant formulas, although those who don't need such mathematical detail will still be able to understand the book.)

A good portion of the book examines various compression schemes, their strengths and weaknesses, and what content they work best for. Introduction to Data Compression begins with lossless compression schemes, which lose no information during the compression/decompression process. Huffman Coding, a well-established compression...



Distributed Multimedia Database Technologies Supported by MPEG-7 and MPEG-21
Harald Kosch
0849318548
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Now systems designers and computer engineers have a guide that examines the structure and potential usage of these emerging standards. Distributed Multimedia Database Technologies Supported by MPEG-7 and MPEG-21 describes the technologies, concepts, and tools of distributed, content-based multimedia systems. It focuses on the practical uses of the technologies of MPEG and SQL/MM in these components, and on the interoperability among them (for data exchange, transactions, interaction, etc.). This book visualizes an open distributed multimedia framework that enables these components to cooperate in a working environment, delivering rich multimedia access in an increasingly mobile world.

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Text describes the technologies, concepts, and tools of distributed,...


Macromedia Studio MX All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies
Damon Dean, Andy Cowitt
0764517996
February 3, 2003
Paperback
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Review
“…beginner-friendly tome…” (Web Pages Made Easy, July 2003)

Book Description
* Self-contained minibooks provide complete coverage of the entire Macromedia Studio MX package-Dreamweaver MX, Flash MX, Fireworks MX, ColdFusion MX, and FreeHand 10
* Bonus minibooks deliver the lowdown on Macromedia Sitespring as well as other Web development tools and techniques
* Packed with extra visuals, including lots of screen shots illustrating
* step-by-step instructions
* Shows how to use each program separately and in tandem to create state-of-the-art Web projects

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Multimedia and Imaging Databases
Setrag Khoshafian
1558603123
January 1995
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Affordable and mainstream manipulation of multimedia data types will lead to tremendous growth in imaging and multimedia data in general computing environments. Multimedia and imaging applications can now provide benefits to common business applications by integrating voice, sound, images, animation and digitized video. Ultimately, it will be possible to convert all information that
is currently stored on paper, video and film into a digitized environment. This will allow users to organize, search and route multimedia objects over local and wide area networks in real time.
The authors' introductory level presentation of this new class of data types supplies the database technology required for effective manipulation and storage. Multimedia and database experts, Khoshafian and Baker aptly illustrate the ability...


Multimedia Database Management Systems
B. Prabhakaran
0792397843
January 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Multimedia Database Management Systems presents the issues and the techniques used in building multimedia database management systems. Chapter 1 provides an overview of multimedia databases and underlines the new requirements for these applications. Chapter 2 discusses the techniques used for storing and retrieving multimedia objects. Chapter 3 presents the techniques used for generating metadata for various media objects. Chapter 4 examines the mechanisms used for storing the index information needed for accessing different media objects. Chapter 5 analyzes the approaches for modeling media objects, both their temporal and spatial characteristics. Object-oriented approach, with some additional features, has been widely used to model multimedia information. The book discusses two systems that use ...


Multimedia Database Systems
S. Jajodia
3540587101
Dec 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
Presents basic research establishing the theory and practice of multimedia database systems. A valuable text for advanced courses.


DB2 Universal Database V8 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration Certification Guide (5th Edition)
George Baklarz, Bill Wong
0130463612
February 10, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
DB2 Universal Database v8 builds on the world's #1 enterprise database to simplifyanytime/anywhere information integration, streamline management, automate resource tuning,enhance business intelligence, and maximize performance, scalability, and reliability. Now, IBM offers complete, start-to-finish coverage of DB2 Universal Database v8administration and development for UNIX, Linux, and Windows platforms... and authoritativepreparation for IBM's newest DB2 certification exam . This definitive reference and self-study guide covers every aspect of deploying andmanaging DB2 Universal Database v8, including best practices for DB2 database design anddevelopment; day-to-day administration and backup; expert techniques for deploying networked,Internet-centered, and XML-based database applications; migrating to DB2...


Multimedia Databases
Lynne Dunckley
0201788993
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Brings together for the first time in one book fully comprehensive coverage of multimedia databases. Covers SQL3 and includes examples and practical exercises. Softcover.

Book Info
Brings together for the first time in one book fully comprehensive coverage of multimedia databases. Covers SQL3 and includes examples and practical exercises. Softcover.

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Multimedia Database Management Systems
Guojun Lu
0890063427
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
...a comprehensive, systematic approach to the subject presenting current and emerging methods for managing the increasing demands of multimedia databases and their inherent design and architecture issues.

Book Info
Provides a comprehensive, systematic approach to understanding current and emerging methods for handling the increasing demands of multimedia databases and their inherent systems issues. Demonstrates how to create an effective multimedia database by integrating the various information indexing and retrieval methods available. DLC: Multimedia systems.


Image Databases : Search and Retrieval of Digital Imagery
Vittorio Castelli (Editor), Lawrence D. Bergman (Editor)
0471321168
December 14, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The explosive growth of multimedia data transmission has generated a critical need for efficient, high-capacity image databases, as well as powerful search engines to retrieve image data from them. This book brings together contributions by an international all-star team of innovators in the field who share their insights into all key aspects of image database and search engine construction. Readers get in-depth discussions of the entire range of crucial image database architecture, indexing and retrieval, transmission, display, and user interface issues. And, using examples from an array of disciplines, the authors present cutting-edge applications in medical imagery, multimedia communications, earth science, remote sensing, and other major application areas.

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Searching Multimedia Databases by Content
Christos Faloutsos
0792397770
Jan 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Searching Multimedia Databases by Content bridges the gap between the database and signal processing communities by providing the necessary background information for the reader and presenting it along with the intuition and mechanics of the best existing tools in each area. The first half of Searching Multimedia Databases by Content reviews the most successful database access methods, in increasing complexity, reaching up to spatial access methods and text retrieval. In all cases, the emphasis is on practical approaches that have been incorporated in commercial systems, or that seem very promising. The second half of the book uses the above access methods to achieve fast searching in a database of signals. A general methodology is presented, which suggests extracting a few good features from each ...


Readings in Information Retrieval, First Edition (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Multimedia Information and Systems)
Karen Sparck Jones, Peter Willett
1558604545
July 1, 1997
Paperback
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David D. Lewis, AT&T Labs
This is a marvelous collection. The papers have been selected with care, and provide an unprecedented concentration of knowledge about information retrieval. The introductory material, by two of the leading researchers in IR, is itself a valuable reference to the history and status of the field and the important ideas in it. This book will instantly become the most important reference in the field.

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"This is a marvelous collection. The papers have been selected with care, and provide an unprecedented concentration of knowledge about information retrieval. The introductory material, by two of the leading researchers in IR, is itself a valuable reference to the history and status of the field and the important ideas in it. This book will instantly become the...


The Jasmine Object Database: Multimedia Applications for the Web
Setrag Khoshafian
1558604944
November 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Jasmine is the next generation object-oriented database that features a multimedia development system and promises to deliver the networked multimedia applications of tomorrow. Jasmine integrates a number of key technologies that are going to be pivotal in the next millennium. These technologies include object-oriented databases, multimedia, Internet/Intranets, and visual rapid application development environments. Jasmine attempts to solve the core problem of information technologies: Managing its complexity, diverse models, multimedia data types, and distributed environments. The various components in Jasmine are bundled together in one cohesive product and thus provide a complete solution. Launched in 1996, Jasmine was developed by, and has the support and backing of two large companies, Fujitsu Limited, the...


Multimedia Information Retrieval
Peter Schauble
0792398998
Jan 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Multimedia Information Retrieval: Content-Based Information Retrieval from Large Text and Audio Databases addresses the future need for sophisticated search techniques that will be required to find relevant information in large digital data repositories, such as digital libraries and other multimedia databases. Because of the dramatically increasing amount of multimedia data available, there is a growing need for new search techniques that provide not only fewer bits, but also the most relevant bits, to those searching for multimedia digital data. This book serves to bridge the gap between classic ranking of text documents and modern information retrieval where composite multimedia documents are searched for relevant information. Multimedia Information Retrieval: Content-Based Information Retrieval from...


Advanced Signature Indexing for Multimedia and Web Applications ( The Kluwer International Series in Advances In Database Systems)
Yannis Manolopoulos
1402074255
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Advanced Signature Indexing for Multimedia and Web Applications presents the latest research developments in signature-based indexing and query processing, specifically in multimedia and Web domains. These domains now demand a different designation of hashing information in bit-strings (i.e., signatures), and new indexes and query processing methods. The book provides solutions to these issues and addresses the resulting requirements, which are not adequately handled by existing approaches. Examples of these applications include: searching for similar images, representing multi-theme layers in maps, recommending products to Web-clients, and indexing large Web-log files. Special emphasis is given to structure description, implementation techniques and clear evaluation of operations performed (from a performance...


Authorware: An Introduction to Multimedia (2nd Edition)
Simon Hooper
0130961302
August 12, 1998
Textbook Binding
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Book Description
This introductory book guides readers through the essentials of Authorware—a state-of-the-art multimedia authoring tool used to develop games, simulations, presentations, drills, and tutorials. Unlike traditional computer languages that require users to know programming, Authorware allows users to develop multimedia with only a minimal knowledge of computer programming and operation. KEY TOPICS: Adopting a user-friendly, tutorial approach, Hooper leads users step-by-step through the authoring process, integrating frequent checkpoints that assess readers' on- going comprehension. The Second Edition presents the latest version of Authorware—version 4—with a completely new interface that enhances learning.

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This introductory book...


Managing and Mining Multimedia Databases
Bhavani Thuraisingham
0849300371
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Review
"Reading Data Mining by Bhavani Thuraisingham is a poignant experience…masterful and readable summary of her field...a profound overview of an important domain of human knowledge…a memorable opus." -Dr. Dobb's Journal

Book Description
Focusing on managing and mining multimedia databases for electronic commerce and business, Managing and Mining Multimedia Databases explores database management system techniques for text, image, audio, and video databases. It addresses the issues and challenges of mining multimedia databases to extract information, and discusses the directions and challenges related to integrating multimedia databases for the Web, particularly for e-business.

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Avid Liquid 7 for Windows : Visual QuickPro Guide (Visual Quickpro Guide)
Paul Ekert
0321369475
December 21, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Need to master Avid Liquid 7 fast? Try a Visual QuickPro!

This best-selling reference’s visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with this popular editing software in no time. In this completely updated edition of our best-selling guide to Avid Liquid (formerly known as Pinnacle Liquid), leading Avid evangelist and filmmaking consultant Paul Ekert uses crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you everything that’s new in Avid Liquid 7. Filled with step-by-step, task-based instructions and loads of visual aids, this book explains how to effectively use Avid Liquid 7 to streamline your workflow; enhance your creativity; use primary functions such as Timeline, FX, Titles, Audio, DVD creation; and more. Along the way, you'll...


Family Tree Maker For Dummies
Matthew L. Helm
0764506617
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Do you rummage through your grandmother's attic for pictures of old relatives? Have you ever wondered where your family came from? Would you like to know if you and someone famous share a common great-great grandparent? If you've answered yes to any of these questions you might be an amateur genealogist without even knowing it!Genealogical programs like Family Tree Maker are widely available and do not require any special training to use. That's right -- with a PC, a computer program, and an interest in discovering your roots you can begin tracing your family's history from its early years to today. Along the way you just might visit exotic lands, meet famous relatives, or dabble in a foreign language!Family Tree Maker For Dummies is your guide to getting the most out of today's most popular genealogy software on the...


Mastering Access 2002 Premium Edition
Celeste Robinson, et al
0782140084


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Sarasota PC Monitor
"Without doubt, this is the most thorough, comprehensive and easily-digested book written about Microsoft Access....A must-have."

Book Description
Master Everything Access 2002 Has to Offer
Reap the benefits of the latest release of Microsoft Access with Mastering Access 2002 Premium Edition. Get clelear, in-depth coverage of the entire range of Access functionality, from basic to advanced. Special attention to new features makes the transition from an earlier version quick and painless, and 200 pages of bonus macro material teaches you ways to customize and automate Access to make it work for you.

Establish Key Skills
* Create a database that meets your precise needs
* Design easy-to-use forms with effective visual elements
* Expand and...


Distributed Multimedia Databases: Techniques and Applications
Han T. Zee
193177773X
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Multimedia application techniques used in contexts as diverse as business, government, education, entertainment, and healthcare are continually challenged by modeling, specification, analysis, and design issues that affect distributed multimedia database systems. These challenges are analyzed and practical solutions are offered in this scholarly discussion of database techniques such as image retrieval, video abstraction, video database, and multimedia and multistream synchronization. The most recent research findings are presented to facilitate effective database management.

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In the last few years we have observed an explosive growth of multimedia computing, communication and applications. This revolution is transforming the way people live, work, and...

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