The study of biological data, a very stimulating example of multimedia data, has gained much attention over the last few years. This poses serious challenges for computer scientists, which must manage a complex scenario involving several aspects, mainly in the area of database management. In this position paper we analyze the kind of data we have to deal with. We show that a lot of research has been done in various fields, each of which only partially addresses the defined needs. We envision a future unified approach to those issues.
|Number of pages
|Multimedia Communications E-Letter of the IEEE Communications Society
|Published - 2005