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GMQL: A graphical multimedia query language

Wu, Zongda, Xu, Guandong, Zhang, Yanchun, Cao, Zhongsheng and Li, Guiling (2011) GMQL: A graphical multimedia query language. Knowledge-Based Systems, 26. pp. 135-143. ISSN 0950-7051

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Abstract

The rapid increase of multimedia data makes multimedia query more and more important. To better satisfy users’ query requirements, developing a functional multimedia query language is becoming a promising and interesting task. In this paper, we propose a graphical multimedia query language called GMQL, which is developed based on a semi-structured data organization model. In GMQL, we combine the advantages of graphs and texts, making the query language much clear, easy to use and with powerful expressiveness. In this paper, we first present the notations and basic capabilities of GMQL by query examples. Second, we discuss the GMQL query processing techniques. Last, we evaluate and analyze our multimedia query language through the comparison with other existing multimedia query languages. The evaluation results show that, GMQL has powerful expressiveness, and thus is much applicable for multimedia information retrieval.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23054, ResPubID26100, multimedia, data model, graphical query language, query operation, query processing
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
SEO Classification > 8902 Computer Software and Services
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2012 06:32
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2015 02:40
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9009
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knosys.2011.07.013
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