The international conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK) has become a pivotal place to exchange experiences and knowledge among researchers and practitioners in big data analytics. The conference has been essential to data warehousing and data analytics for the last 21 years (1999–2019). This study explored the knowledge structure embedded in the DaWaK Conference papers and examined the research trends over time. It also analyzed the performance of published papers, authors, and their affiliations and countries and visualized a collaboration network in DaWaK. We applied several text mining techniques, including co-word analysis, topic modeling, co-author network analysis, and network visualization. The study's findings indicate that the core topics are data mining techniques, algorithm performance, and information systems. The popular topic trends are associated with database encryption, whereas the topics related to online analytical processing (OLAP) technology are in decline. The research metrics results demonstrate that the DaWaK papers were cited 6,262 times, with an h-index of 34 for the 722 DaWaK papers. The article titled “Outlier Detection Using Replicator Neural Networks” reached the most citations (177), and the most productive author was Bellatreche, Ladjel (15 papers). Nanyang Technological University is the most frequently mentioned as the author's affiliation, the United States is the country with the largest number of authors, and the National Science Foundation was the largest funding agency that supported the DaWaK researchers. Moreover, the authorship network of Bellatreche, Ladjel is the largest collaboration network in the DaWaK scholar community. The outcomes of this study would be beneficial for comprehending the knowledge in data warehousing and the relevant cross-disciplinary areas of research and collaboration networks in this field.
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- Information Systems and Management