A new trend in Business Intelligence is the process of combining information from two or more different and heterogeneous Data Warehouses. Existing solutions rely mostly on the Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) approach, a costly and laborious process. The process of Data Warehouse integration can be greatly simpliﬁed by developing methods to semi-automatically discover semantic mappings among attributes of two or more different, heterogeneous Data Warehouse schemas, like the one proposed in this paper.
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