Date Added: May 2011
Providing a customized support for the OLAP brings tremendous challenges to the OLAP technology. Standing at the crossroads of the preferences and the data warehouse, two emerging trends are pointed out; namely: the personalization and the recommendation. Although, the panoply of the proposed approaches, the user-centric data warehouse community issues have not been addressed yet. In this paper, the authors draw an overview of several user centric data warehouse proposals. They also discuss the two promising concepts in this issue, namely, the personalization and the recommendation of the data warehouses. They compare the current approaches among each others with respect to some criteria.