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ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Volume 6 Issue 1, Jan. 1988

Query processing in a multimedia document system
Elisa Bertino, Fausto Rabbiti, Simon Gibbs
Pages: 1-41
DOI: 10.1145/42279.42281
Query processing in a multimedia document system is described. Multimedia documents are information objects containing formatted data, text, image, graphics, and voice. The query language is based on a conceptual document model that allows the...

Implementing ranking strategies using text signatures
W. Bruce Croft, Pasquale Savino
Pages: 42-62
DOI: 10.1145/42279.45947
Signature files provide an efficient access method for text in documents, but retrieval is usually limited to finding documents that contain a specified Boolean pattern of words. Effective retrieval requires that documents with similar meanings...

An experimental multimedia mail system
Jonathan B. Postel, Gregory G. Finn, Alan R. Katz, Joyce K. Reynolds
Pages: 63-81
DOI: 10.1145/42279.42280
A computer-based experimental multimedia mail system that allows the user to read, create, edit, send, and receive messages containing text, images, and voice is discussed.