International Journal of Computer Science Issues
The data warehouse has become a necessary component for an effective analysis of large businesses. It is widely accepted that the data warehouse must be structured according to the multidimensional model to facilitate OLAP analysis. The two driving force for the design of a multidimensional model are data source and business requirements. In recent years in addition to operational databases, web data has become an important source for data warehouse. The web data may be semi-structured or unstructured and exhibit several heterogeneity issues. Hence the design of multidimensional model has become a tedious task.