This is the course material for CISC 7610: Multimedia Databases at Brooklyn College, as taught by Michael Mandel in Fall 2017.

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Topics (syllabus)

Note that this schedule might change, so check back frequently!

Date Topic Assignments Readings
Part I: Multimedia Databases
2017/08/29 Introduction to multimedia databases
2017/09/05 Review of relational databases, The beginnings of NoSQL HW1 Assigned H:1, H:2, H:3
2017/09/12 Multimedia data and data formats JPEG tutorial, H.264 tutorial
2017/09/19 [No class]
2017/09/26 Approaches to multimedia databases HW1 Due H:4, H:5, H:6, Optional: Stajano, SLAC CIDR 05
2017/10/03 Distributed multimedia DBs H:8, H:9, H:10, Why vector clocks are easy, Why vector clocks are hard
2017/10/10 Midterm review HW2 Assigned H:12
Part II: Multimedia information retrieval
2017/10/17 Principles of content-based retrieval [Guest lecture] M:1, M:8, R:2.1-2.4
2017/10/24 Midterm exam
2017/10/31 Text retrieval M:2, M:6
2017/11/07 Image retrieval R:3
2017/11/14 Speech and music retrieval 1
2017/11/21 [No class]
2017/11/28 Speech and music retrieval 2, Query-by-example
2017/12/05 Video retrieval, Understanding noisy speech Optional: Video retrieval survey
2017/12/12 Final project presentations Final project presentations Review form
2017/12/19 [No class] Final projects due


G Harrison. Next Generation Databases : NoSQLand Big Data. Apress L P. 2015. ISBN: 9781484213308
C Manning, P Raghavan, H Schuetze. An introduction to information retrieval. Cambridge University Press, 2009. Online
S Rueger. Multimedia Information Retrieval: Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services. Morgan & Claypool, 2009.


The midterm has been reschedule to October 24 and the due dates for homework 2 and the project proposal have shifted.
Take a look at the course website from spring 2016 for some idea of the upcoming course content and assignments
Welcome to class, the course website has been updated for this semester