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

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There are some fairly significant issues in the accessing of unstructured data. The first issue is the source of unstructured data. There are a wide variety of sources and each of the sources has their own set of considerations. Recall the cartoon in Figure 4.1. Common sources of unstructured data include corporate servers and desktops, the Internet, paper, and voice recordings and the resulting transcriptions:

·         Corporate servers and desktops. Data from the server is read in a compact and efficient manner. Once the reader arrives at the server it is merely a matter of accessing and reading data off the server. Reading data on the desktop is another matter. If the desktop machines are tied together by a network, then ...

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