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Building the Unstructured Data Warehouse: Architecture, Analysis, and Design by Krish Krishnan, W. H. Inmon

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One of the foundations of the structured data warehouse is the design of data based on normalization. Normalization is the way that data is organized into a database based on relational theory. When a structure is normalized, all of the elements of the structure fit “naturally” in the grouping, and not into some other grouping of data. For a detailed explanation of normalization, refer to the works done by Chris Date and Ted Codd. For a less formal yet thorough explanation of normalization, refer to Data Modeling Made Simple by Steve Hoberman. Normalization has long been one of the backbones of relational theory. With normalization, database design is based on the “natural” relationships that exist among data elements. ...

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