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The paper presents the file structure of a multimedia database management designed to manage and query medium sized personal digital collections that contain both alphanumerical information and digital images. The software tool allows creating and deleting databases, creating and deleting tables in databases, updating data in tables and querying. Along with the classical functions of a DBMS, an element of originality of this system is that offers the possibility to insert new images in the database, together with their relevant information in a special data type called IMAGE. This type can be used to store all the information regarding the image: color characteristics, texture characteristics, width, height, etc.
Date of Conference: 23-29 Aug. 2009