Managing Metadata in Decision Environments

Managing Metadata in Decision Environments

G. Shankaranarayanan (Boston University School of Management, USA) and Adir Even (Boston University School of Management, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 32
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-655-6.ch006
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This chapter describes the implications for managing metadata, a higher-level abstraction of data that exists within repositories, applications, systems and organizations. Metadata is a key factor for the successful implementation of complex decision environments. Managing metadata offers significant benefits and poses several challenges, due to the complex nature of metadata. The complexity is demonstrated by reviewing different functions that metadata serves in decision environments. To fully reap the benefits of metadata, it is necessary to manage metadata in an integrated manner. Crucial gaps for integrating metadata are identified by comparing the requirements for managing metadata with the capabilities offered by commercial software products designed for managing it. The chapter then proposes a conceptual architecture for the design of an integrated metadata repository that attempts to redress these gaps. The chapter concludes with a review of emerging research directions that explore the contribution of metadata in decision environments.

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Georges Gardarin
Jérôme Darmont, Omar Boussaid
Chapter 1
Maria Luisa Damiani, Stefano Spaccapietra
This chapter is concerned with multidimensional data models for spatial data warehouses. Over the last few years different approaches have been... Sample PDF
Spatial Data Warehouse Modelling
Chapter 2
Vicky Nassis, Tharam S. Dilon, Wenny Rahayu, R. Rajugan
extensible Markup Language (XML) has emerged as the dominant standard in describing and exchanging data amongst heterogeneous data sources. The... Sample PDF
Goal-Oriented Requirement Engineering for XML Document Warehouses
Chapter 3
Serge Abiteboul, Benjamin Nguyen, Gabriela Ruberg
Non-quantitative content represents a large part of the information available nowadays, such as Web pages, e-mails, metadata about photos, etc. In... Sample PDF
Building an Active Content Warehouse
Chapter 4
Antonio Badia
Data warehouses, already established as the main repository of data in the enterprise, are now being used to store documents (e-mails, manuals... Sample PDF
Text Warehousing: Present and Future
Chapter 5
Jörg Rech
Source code occurs in diverse programming languages with documentation using miscellaneous standards, comments in individual styles, extracted... Sample PDF
Morphology, Processing, and Integrating of Information from Large Source Code Warehouses for Decision Support
Chapter 6
G. Shankaranarayanan, Adir Even
This chapter describes the implications for managing metadata, a higher-level abstraction of data that exists within repositories, applications... Sample PDF
Managing Metadata in Decision Environments
Chapter 7
Rodrigo Salvador Monteiro, Geraldo Zimbrao, Holger Schwarz, Bernhard Mitschang, Jano Moreira de Souza
This chapter presents the core of the DWFIST approach, which is concerned with supporting the analysis and exploration of frequent itemsets and... Sample PDF
DWFIST: The Data Warehouse of Frequent Itemsets Tactics Approach
Chapter 8
Theodore Dalamagas, Tao Cheng, Timos Selis
The recent proliferation of XML-based standards and technologies demonstrates the need for effective management of hierarchical structures. Such... Sample PDF
On the Usage of Structural Distance Metrics for Mining Hierarchical Structures
Chapter 9
Giovanna Guerrini, Marco Mesiti, Elisa Bertino
This chapter discusses existing approaches to evaluate and measure structural similarity in sources of XML documents. A relevant peculiarity of XML... Sample PDF
Structural Similarity Measures in Sources of XML Documents
Chapter 10
Barbara Catania, Anna Maddalena
Knowledge intensive applications rely on the usage of knowledge artifacts, called patterns, to represent in a compact and semantically rich way huge... Sample PDF
Pattern Management: Practices and Challenges
Chapter 11
H. Azzag, F. Picarougne, C. Guinot, G. Venturini
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VRMiner: A Tool for Multimedia Database Mining With Virtual Reality
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Mining in Music Databases
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Data Mining in Gene Expression Analysis: A Survey
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