Title: Query-by-example approach towards on-demand multidimensional analysis

Authors: Duong Thi Anh Hoang; A Min Tjoa; Torsten Priebe

Addresses: Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology, Favoritenstrasse 9–11, Vienna, Austria ' Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology, Favoritenstrasse 9–11, Vienna, Austria ' Teradata GmbH, Storchengasse 1, A-1150 Vienna, Austria

Abstract: A formal query approach called Hypergraph Query-by-Example (HQBE) is presented that can be applied in for large-scale data analysis, deliberating the user from the knowledge on specific query language details or even the database structure. The query construction of HQBE makes use of the hypergraph-based multidimensional artifacts and relations between them as the unifying data representation. Since the construction of a query is supported by a semantic discovery process and a traversal of relationship structures and data elements, the query hypergraph patterns could support the flexible on-demand analysis for obtaining the desired results.

Keywords: data warehousing; on-demand analysis; multidimensional modelling; query-by-example; query hypergraphs; data analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIDM.2012.049551

International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, 2012 Vol.7 No.3, pp.137 - 151

Published online: 12 Nov 2014 *

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