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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 8. Analyzing a Combination of Unstructured Data and Structured Data

The result of integrating unstructured data is the unstructured database. The unstructured database is unstructured data that has been refined into the form of an unstructured database. The unstructured database can be built from purely unstructured data or semistructured data, or both.

After the unstructured database is built, it can be queried and analyzed in a purely standalone manner. In this case, the queries and analysis look only at unstructured database data. There are, indeed, many useful analyses that can be done on purely unstructured database data.

Another type of analysis can be done: on a combination of unstructured and structured data. The ability to merge ...

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