Effective decision support systems (DSS) are quickly becoming key to businesses gaining a competitive advantage, and the effectiveness of these systems depends on the ability to construct, maintain, and extract information from data warehouses. While many still perceive data warehousing as a subdiscipline of management information systems (MIS), in
Introduction. Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Analysis. Basics of Data Warehousing. Data Preprocessing. Building Data Warehouses. Materialized Views. Computational Intelligence for Data Analysis. Data Mining Techniques. Discovery of Influential Association Patterns. References.