XBRL AND THE MULTIDIMENSIONAL DATA MODEL

Ignacio Santos, Elena Castro

Abstract

Over the past ten years, there has been a significant increasing of the development of XML and Data Warehouse (DW) applications, and, in turn, more and more applications need to interact, and with different technologies. In parallel, the economic data in the last ten years have also evolved, increasingly companies and financial institutions need more information, in addition, this information must be reliable and on time. Nowadays, it is taking a significant rise for XBRL standard, based on XML. This language is mainly used in accounting reports and this consists of a set of taxonomies, which define different accounting regulations of a specific report. XBRL is becoming a global de facto standard. XBRL reports are created from various sources and are validated at source, so that, this is syntactically correct. XBRL represents business information, and it is multidimensional, and therefore the logical destination is a DW. This paper aims to analyze the data model of XBRL and its semantics, and how to map this data model to the Multidimensional Data Model (Conceptual Model) and in turn to the Logical Model, either ROLAP (Relational OLAP), MOLAP (Multidimensional OLAP), or HOLAP (Hybrid OLAP), so they can be analyzed by business users.

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Santos I. and Castro E. (2011). XBRL AND THE MULTIDIMENSIONAL DATA MODEL . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8425-51-5, pages 161-164. DOI: 10.5220/0003399001610164


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@conference{webist11,
author={Ignacio Santos and Elena Castro},
title={XBRL AND THE MULTIDIMENSIONAL DATA MODEL},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2011},
pages={161-164},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003399001610164},
isbn={978-989-8425-51-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - XBRL AND THE MULTIDIMENSIONAL DATA MODEL
SN - 978-989-8425-51-5
AU - Santos I.
AU - Castro E.
PY - 2011
SP - 161
EP - 164
DO - 10.5220/0003399001610164