Date of Award

2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.Sc.

Department

Computer Science

First Advisor

Ezeife, C.

Keywords

Computer Science.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

XML---the extensible Markup Language, has been recognized as the standard for data representation and exchange on the world wide web. Vast amounts of XML data are available on the web. Since the information on the web is stored on separate web pages, it is very hard to combine pieces of information for decision support purposes. Data warehouse data integration provides a solution for integrating the different XML source data into a unique format with meaningful information for decision support systems. A data warehouse is a large integrated database organized around major subjects of an enterprise for the purpose of decision support querying. Many enterprises are creating their own data warehouse systems from scratch in different varying formats, making the issue of building a more efficient, more reliable, cost-effective and easy-to-use data warehouse system important. Building a code generator for creating a program that automatically integrates XML data sources into a target data warehouse is one solution. There is little research showing the use of the newest XML techniques in code generator for data warehouse XML data integration. This thesis proposes a Warehouse Integrator code generator for XML (WIG4X), which integrates XML data sources into a target data warehouse by first generating Java programs for data extracting, cleaning and loading XML data into the data warehouse. WIG4X system also generates the programs for creating XML views from the data warehouse. XML schema mapping strategy is employed for structural integration of each XML data source to data warehouse using a first order logic-like-language similar to that used in INFOMASTER. The content integration is handled through XML data extraction, conversion constraints, data cleaning and data loading. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2001 .L57. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 40-06, page: 1549. Adviser: Christie Ezeife. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2002.

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