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

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A leading research institution has accumulated over 30 years worth of Doctors notes and clinical trials on Pulmonary Critical Care (Heart/Lung). There are about 20,000 case notes, 100,000 clinical trials, and over 1,000,000 therapeutic notes and lab results. These notes were taken by many doctors from multiple specialties and multiple pharmaceutical companies.

Business Value

The institution was not able to use the data within these textual documents, since they were not available in a digital format; even if they were to be converted to a digital format, the data is verbose and not accessible. The business value was determined to be:

·        Notes, case reports, and clinical trials can be very useful in ...

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