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

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Although normalization is foreign to the world of unstructured data, the output of the textual integration of unstructured data can be stored in a relational format. Note that being placed in a relational format does not mean being placed in a rich file format or a blob format. The relational format holds unstructured text quite nicely after the text has been integrated.

There are actually many different ways to create the relational structure. Perhaps the easiest way is to create tables based on the text found in documents.

There is a real advantage to placing unstructured data in a relational, flat file environment. Once text is integrated and placed into a flat file relational format, the integrated unstructured data is able ...

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