IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging 1999
Conference paper

Adaptive storage and retrieval of large compressed images


Enabling the efficient storage, access and retrieval of large volumes of multi-dimensional data is one of the important emerging problems in databases. We present a framework for adaptively storing, accessing, and retrieving large images. The framework uses a space and frequency graph to generate and select image view elements for storing in the database. By adapting to user access patterns, the system selects and stores those view elements that yield the lowest average cost for accessing the multi-resolution sub-region image views. The system uses a second adaptation strategy to divide computation between server and client in progressive retrieval of image views using view elements. We show that the system speeds-up retrieval for access and retrieval modes such as drill-down browsing and remote zooming and panning and minimizes the amount of data transfer over the network.