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

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When working with text, there are other problems, such as alternate forms of the same text. For example, some people have many ways to spell their name. Bill Inmon has several alternate spellings including:

·         Billy Inmon

·         William Inmon

·         Will Inmon

·         Willie Inmon

·         W H Inmon

If a search is made on the literal “Bill Inmon”, it will turn up only occurrences of the exact term. What will be missed are the alternate forms of the name “Bill Inmon”.

Looking for the words literally does not produce a hit where the name is spelled differently. When data is integrated, the different spellings of names are also incorporated into the integrated data. So when a search is done on all the alternative names that ...

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