Issue No. 07 - July (2008 vol. 20)
This paper surveys the most relevant research on combining Data Warehouse (DW) and Web data. It studies the XML technologies that are currently being used to integrate, store, query and retrieve web data, and their application to DWs. The paper reviews different DW distributed architectures and the use of XML languages as an integration tool in these systems. It also introduces the problem of dealing with semi-structured data in a DW. It studies Web data repositories, the design of multidimensional databases for XML data sources and the XML extensions of On-Line Analytical Processing techniques. The paper addresses the application of information retrieval technology in a DW to exploit text-rich documents collections. The authors hope that the paper will help to discover the main limitations and opportunities that offer the combination of the DW and the Web fields, as well as, to identify open research lines.
Data warehouse and repository, XML/XSL/RDF
J. M. P?rez, M. J. Aramburu, T. B. Pedersen and R. Berlanga, "Integrating Data Warehouses with Web Data: A Survey," in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering, vol. 20, no. , pp. 940-955, 2007.