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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 4. Integrating Unstructured Text into the Structured Environment

The world of computing has grown from a small, unsophisticated world in the early 1960s to a world today of massive size and sophistication. Nearly every person worldwide—in one way or the other—is affected by or directly uses computation on a daily basis. Nothing less than national productivity from the 1960s to the present has been profoundly and positively affected by the widespread growth of the use of the computer.

The growth of computing can be measured in two ways: growth in structured systems and growth in unstructured systems.

Possibilities of Unstructured Systems

Structured systems are those for which the activity on the computer is predetermined and structured. Structured ...

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