XML Multidimensional Modelling and Querying

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As XML becomes ubiquitous and XML storage and processing becomes more efficient, the range of use cases for these technologies widens daily. One promising area is the integration of XML and data warehouses, where an XML-native database stores multidimensional data and processes OLAP queries written in the XQuery interrogation language. This paper explores issues arising in the implementation of such a data warehouse. The authors first compare approaches for multidimensional data modelling in XML, then describe how typical OLAP queries on these models can be expressed in XQuery.