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International Journal of Computer and Communication Technology

Abstract

Multidimensional modeling is the foundation of data warehouses, MD databases, and On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) applications. Nowadays Dimensional modeling and object-orientation are becoming growing interest areas. In the past few years; there have been many proposals, for representing the MD properties at the conceptual level. However, none of them has been accepted as a standard for conceptual MD modeling. In this paper, we present an extension of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) using a UML profile for multidimensional databases. This profile is composed of a set of stereotypes, constraints and tagged values. We have extended the uml for representing the main multidimensional properties at the conceptual level such as the many-to-many relationships between facts and dimensions, degenerate dimensions, multiple and alternative path classification hierarchies, and nonstrict and complete hierarchies and aggregate fact table.

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