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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 10. Spreadsheets and Email

Two forms of unstructured data are so pervasive and so unique that they deserve their own special treatment. Those forms of unstructured data are spreadsheets and email. Each has its own unique characteristics and considerations.

The Challenges of Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets are the lingua franca of the personal computer. Spreadsheets are as ubiquitous as grass in summer. They are used by financiers, accountants, secretaries, managers, planners, and practically everyone else. They are everywhere. Figure 10-1 shows the common spreadsheet.

A common spreadsheet

Figure 10-1. A common spreadsheet

You can use a spreadsheet for many purposes. Spreadsheets ...

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