Benefits of an Object-Oriented Multidimensional Data Model

  • Alberto Abelló
  • José Samos
  • Fèlix Saltor
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1944)


In this paper, we try to outline the goodness of using an O-O model on designing multidimensional Data Marts. We argue that multidimensional modeling is lacking in semantics, which can be obtained by using the O-O paradigm. Some benefits that could be obtained by doing this are classified in six O-O-Dimensions (i.e. Classification/Ins- tantiation, Generalization/Specialization, Aggregation/De-composition, Behavioural, Derivability, and Dynamicity), and exemplified with specific cases.


Object-Oriented Data Model Semantics Multidimensionality Data Marts 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Abelló
    • 1
  • José Samos
    • 2
  • Fèlix Saltor
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. de Llenguatges i Sistemes InformàticsU. Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)Spain
  2. 2.Dept. de Lenguajes y Sistemas InformáticosU. de Granada (UGR)Spain

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