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Debugging Support for Data Warehouse Applications

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The paper describes a model-based approach to developing a general tool for localizing faults in applications of data warehouse technology. A model of the application is configured from a library of generic models of standard (types of) modules and exploited by a consistency-based diagnosis algorithm, originally used for diagnosing physical devices. Observing intermediate results can require high efforts or even be impossible, which limits the discriminability between different faults in a sequence of data processing steps. To compensate for this, fault models are used. This becomes a feasible solution for standard modules of a data warehouse application along with a stratification of the data.

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