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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 5. Semistructured Data

Accessing and integrating unstructured data is a powerful activity that sets the stage for all sorts of other analytical processing. With the ability to transform unstructured data into a form that is useful to analytical processing, whole new arenas of opportunity open up.

Figure 5-1 shows some unstructured data that might be accessed and integrated into a useful analytic form.

Unstructured data

Figure 5-1. Unstructured data

Other forms of data other than unstructured data can greatly benefit from analytic processing. One of those forms of data is semistructured data, which has some of the characteristics of structured data and some of ...

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