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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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Preface

There have been two environments that have grown up side by side—the structured environment and the unstructured environment. The structured environment is typified by transactions, databases, records, keys, and attributes. The unstructured environment is typified by email, spreadsheets, medical records, documents, and reports.

It is amazing that at the same time that these worlds have grown up side by side, they have grown separately. It is as if these worlds exist in alternate universes.

The world of analytics and business intelligence has grown up around structured information. With business intelligence, we have displays of information, summaries, pivots, and an entire world of analytical processing. With business intelligence, we can ...

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