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Whole-Part Relationships in Hypermedia Databases

Authors: T. Prückler, M. Schrefl
Paper: Prue97a (1997)
Citation: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Advanced Science and Technology in conjunction with the 2nd International Conference on Multimedia Information Systems (ICAST '97/ICMIS '97), Schaumburg, Illinois, U.S.A., April 1997, Chinese Academic and Professional Association in Mid-America (CAPAMA), pp. 68-78, 1997.
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Component composition (aggregation) and decomposition are often considered as two sides of the same coin. This article shows that two types of whole-part relationships, one based on composition and the other based on decomposition can be used beneficially to model temporal and spatial relationships of multimedia data. The properties of these relationships are discussed and it is shown how they can be embedded into the content layer of a hypermedia database management system.