OLAP on Information Networks: A New Framework for Dealing with Bibliographic Data
In the context of decision making, data warehouses support OLAP technology and they have been very useful for efficient analysis onto structured data. For several years, OLAP is also used to analyze and visualize more complex data. Now, many data sets of interest can be described as a linked collection of interrelated objects. They could be represented as heterogeneous information networks, in which there are multiple object and link types. In this paper, the authors are focusing on bibliographic data. This type of data constitutes a rich source that is the starting point of research on bibliometrics, scientometrics domains. In this paper, they discuss the interest of combining information networks, OLAP and data mining technologies.