Association for Computing Machinery
Many methodologies and approaches have been presented to design multidimensional DWs in the literature. This paper presents a new approach to automate the multidimensional design of data warehouses. In the authors' approach they propose a semi-automatable method aimed to find the business multidimensional concepts from a domain ontology representing different and potentially heterogeneous data sources of their business domain. In short, their method identifies business multidimensional concepts from heterogeneous data sources having nothing in common but that they are all described by ontology.