A Proposal for a Multimedia Data Warehouse

  • Anne-Muriel Arigon
  • Anne Tchounikine
  • Maryvonne Miquel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3665)


The traditional multidimensional models have a static structure where members of dimensions are computed in a unique way. However, data (particularly multimedia data) is often characterized by descriptors that can be obtained by various computation modes. We define these computation modes as "functional versions" of the descriptors. We propose a Functional Multiversion Multidimensional Model ("F2M model") by integrating the concept of "version of dimension". This concept defines dimensions with members computed according to various functional versions. In order to allow the user to choose the best representation of data, this new approach integrates a choice of computation modes of these members into the model. We implement a multimedia data warehouse in the medical field by integrating the multimedia data of a therapeutic study into a multidimensional model. We formally define a conceptual model and we present a prototype for this study.


Data Warehouse Aggregation Function Multimedia Data Functional Version Computation Mode 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne-Muriel Arigon
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anne Tchounikine
    • 1
  • Maryvonne Miquel
    • 1
  1. 1.LIRIS (Laboratoire d’InfoRmatique en Images et Systèmes d’information), UMR CNRS 5205, Bâtiment Blaise PascalINSAVilleurbanneFrance
  2. 2.LBBE (Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive) – UMR CNRS 5558Université Claude Bernard – Lyon 1VilleurbanneFrance

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