Though there has been extensive work on multimedia data-bases in the last few years, there is no prevailing notion of a multimedia view, nor there are techniques to create, manage, and maintain such views. In this paper, we present a formal definition of a multimedia view definition (MVD). Materializing an MVD corresponds to assembling and delivering an interactive multimedia presentation in accordance with the specification. We develop a probabilistic model of interactive multimedia presentations where the probabilities reflect the likelihood of certain user interactions. Based on this probabilistic model, we develop a prefetching algorithm that anticipate how users will interact with the presentation. These prefetch algorithms allow effcient delivery of these multimedia presentations in accordance with the underlying specification. We have built a prototype system that incorporates these algorithms. We report on the results of experiments conducted on top of this implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Multimedia Information Systems - 4th International Workshop, MIS 1998, Proceedings
EditorsAsuman Dogac, Sushil Jajodia, M. Tamer Özsu
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540651071, 9783540651079
StatePublished - 1998
Event4th International Workshop on Multimedia Information Systems, MIS 1998 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Sep 24 1998Sep 26 1998

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other4th International Workshop on Multimedia Information Systems, MIS 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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