Course code 07 68 1020 20
ECTS credits 4
Course title in the language of instruction
Multimedia Databases
Course title in Polish Multimedia Databases (Multimedialne bazy danych)
Course title in English
Multimedia Databases
Language of instruction English
Course level second-cycle programme
Course coordinator dr inż. Agnieszka Wosiak
Course instructors dr inż. Agnieszka Wosiak
Delivery methods and course duration
Lecture Tutorials Laboratory Project Seminar Other Total of teaching hours during semester
Contact hours 30 30 0 60
E-learning No No No No No No
Assessment criteria (weightage) 0.00 0.00 0.00
Course objective
  1. Acquiring knowledge related to issues concerning the architecture, methods for storing and accessing multimedia content in databases
  2. Acquiring the skills of defining, modifying and searching multimedia databases
Learning outcomes
  1. A student who has completed the course can explain the differences between the traditional model of relational databases and multimedia database
  2. A student who has completed the course can define the characteristics of multimedia content
  3. A student who has completed the course can build a schema for multimedia databases
  4. A student who has completed the course can adapt the prototype solutions within their own schemas
Assessment methods
discussion (learning outcomes 1., 2., 3. and 4.)
written test (learning outcomes 1. and 2.)
project (learning outcomes 3. and 4.)
written report (learning outcomes 3. and 4.)

Final assessment is equal to 50% of the lecture grade and 50% labs grade.
Fundamentals of Database Systems
Fundamentals of Programming
Course content with delivery methods
1. The basic assumptions of multimedia databases.
2. Differences in the architecture and functionality compared to traditional relational database model.
3. Characteristics of multimedia content: video, audio, video. Physical characteristics.
4. Methods for description of multimedia data, the types of metadata.
5. The processing of queries and retrieving the data.
6. The processing of queries and retrieving the data. Multimedia data mining,classification and clustering, the method of construction of the signature. The various media types' features.
5. Interacting with the user. Practical issues - how to build questions, the presentation of search results.
6. Prototype solutions and standards in support of content management in multimedia databases.
1. Oracle Multimedia usage in multimedia databases creation, modification and searching.
2. Implementation of feature extraction methods and image classification in a system that allows the user to search image collections based on their content.
Basic reference materials
  1. Calistru C.: Data Organization and Search in Multimedia Databases, VDM Verlag
  2. Dacheng Tao, Dong Xu, Xuelong Li: Semantic Mining Technologies for Multimedia Databases, Idea Group Publishing
  3. Troncy R., Huet B., Schenk S.(eds): Multimedia Semantics: Metadata, Analysis and Interaction, Wiley-Blackwell
  4. Kosch H.: Distributed Multimedia Database Technologies Supported by MPEG-7 and MPEG-21, Auerbach Publications 2004
Other reference materials
  1. Oracle Multimedia Reference 11g Release 2 (11.2) E10776-02, 2010
  2. Oracle Multimedia User's Guide 11g Release 2 (11.2) E10777-02 2010
Average student workload outside classroom
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