Business Model Ontologies in OLAP Cubes

  • Christoph Schütz
  • Bernd Neumayr
  • Michael Schrefl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7908)


Business model ontologies capture the complex interdependencies between business objects. The analysis of the hence formalized knowledge eludes traditional OLAP systems which operate on numeric measures. Many real-world facts, however, do not boil down to a single number but are more accurately represented by business model ontologies. In this paper, we adopt business model ontologies for the representation of non-numeric measures in OLAP cubes. We propose modeling guidelines and adapt traditional OLAP operations for ontology-valued measures.


Business Intelligence Business Modeling Resource-Event-Agent Resource Description Framework 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Schütz
    • 1
  • Bernd Neumayr
    • 1
  • Michael Schrefl
    • 1
  1. 1.Johannes Kepler University LinzAustria

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