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Multidimensional modeling requires specialized design techniques. Though a lot has been written about how a data warehouse should be designed, there is no consensus on a design method yet. This paper follows from a wide discussion that took place in Dagstuhl, during the Perspectives Workshop "Data Warehousing at the Crossroads", and is aimed at outlining(More)
In the last years, lots of work have been devoted to multidimensional modeling, star shape schemas and OLAP operations. However, "drill-across" has not captured as much attention as other operations. This operation allows to change the subject of analysis keeping the same analysis space we were using to analyze another subject. It is assumed that this can(More)
This paper describes the convergence of some of the most influential technologies in the last few years, namely data warehousing (DW), on-line analytical processing (OLAP), and the Semantic Web (SW). OLAP is used by enterprises to derive important business-critical knowledge from data inside the company. However, the most interesting OLAP queries can no(More)
The words On-Line Analytical Processing bring together a set of tools, that use multidimensional modeling in the management o f information to improve the decision making process. Lately, a l o t o f w ork has been devoted to modeling the multidimensional space. The aim of this paper is twofold. On one hand, it compiles and classiies some of that work, with(More)
Nowadays, it is widely accepted that the data warehouse design task should be largely automated. Furthermore, the data warehouse conceptual schema must be structured according to the multidimensional model and as a consequence, the most common way to automatically look for subjects and dimensions of analysis is by discovering functional dependencies (as(More)