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Tapping into Unstructured Data: Integrating Unstructured Data and Textual Analytics into Business Intelligence by William H. Inmon, Anthony Nesavich

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Chapter 3. First Generation Textual Analytics

Search technologies have existed for as long as there has been textual data. In time, these search technologies have become more powerful and more sophisticated. In many ways, it was with the Internet and the Internet search engines and the queries that they support that the world took its first good look at search technology.

The first generation of textual analytics is defined by technology whose primary purpose is to access and analyze unstructured textual information based on a search word. Figure 3-1 shows the basic form of first generation textual analytic technology.

First generation unstructured processing

Figure 3-1. First generation ...

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