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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 organizing unstructured data is that of the integration of unstructured data. Data integration is the planned and controlled transformation and flow of data across databases, for operational and/or analytical use.[1] Simply trying to create a foundation of unstructured data out of raw, unintegrated, unstructured data does not produce a data warehouse, it produces a data junkyard. Because text is non repetitive and free form, there is no basic organization to it unless the text has been processed (that is, integrated). Just throwing text into a database without going through a disciplined and well-organized process produces nothing useful. Integration of unstructured data is absolutely mandatory if the ...

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