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Author Bravo, Loreto ♦ Caniupán, Mónica ♦ Hurtado, Carlos
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract A Data Warehouse (DW) is a data repository that integrates data from multiple sources and organizes the data according to a set of data structures called dimensions. Each dimension provides a perspective upon which the data can be viewed. In order to support an efficient processing of queries, a dimension is usually required to satisfy different classes of integrity constraints. In this paper, we study the problem of repairing a dimension when it fails to satisfy a set of two classes of integrity constraints: strictness constraints and covering constraints. We introduce the notion of minimal repair of a dimension in this context. A minimal repair is defined as a new dimension that is consistent with respect to the integrity constraints, which is obtained by applying a minimal amount of updates to the original dimension. We study the complexity of computing minimal repairs. Finally, we show how to characterize and compute minimal repairs of a dimension using Datalog programs with stable model semantics.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 2009-01-01