Revisiting knowledge warehousing: Theoretical foundations
Amit, M. and Garcia-Perez, A. (2008) Revisiting knowledge warehousing: Theoretical foundations. International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS), 3 (6). pp. 572-586. ISSN 1746-0972
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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBIS.2008.018991
Ever since the 1990s, different research communities have used the term 'knowledge warehousing' to refer to several types of IT-based tools. An extensive review of the literature on this topic revealed that existing approaches to knowledge warehousing may be classified into three completely different categories. None of the studies reviewed has been able to provide a compelling justification for their suitability. Given such lack of clarity, it seems that we are just experiencing a 'syntactic upgrade' of the concept of data warehousing into a new, more fashionable term. Furthermore, it remains unclear whether the human nature of knowledge would even allow such a resource to be warehoused. On the basis of advantages and limitations of existing notions of knowledge warehousing, this paper aims to provide tools required to unify existing disparate views of knowledge warehousing by focusing on aims of approaches rather than terminology.