Maintaining temporal views over non-temporal information sources for data warehousing
An important use of data warehousing is to provide temporal views over the history of source data that may itself be non-temporal. While recent work in view maintenance is applicable to data warehousing, only non-temporal views have been considered. In this paper, we introduce a framework for maintaining temporal views over non-temporal information sources in a data warehousing environment. We describe an architecture for the temporal data warehouse that automatically maintains temporal views over non-temporal source relations, and allows users to ask temporal queries using these views. Because of the dimension of time, a materialized temporal view may need to be updated not only when source relations change, but also as time advances. We present incremental techniques to maintain temporal views for both cases.
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