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Turning Text into Gold: Taxonomies and Textual Analytics by Bill Inmon

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11: Stage 1 Processing

At the heart of textual disambiguation lies the interpretation processing of raw text. Raw text is read into textual disambiguation and the interpreted text is written out to a database. This is what is referred to as “Stage 1” processing.

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As we’ve previously discussed, textual disambiguation processes raw text against taxonomies using complex logic. This most basic step is known as “taxonomy processing,” and is represented in the graphic on the next page.

In basic taxonomy processing, raw text is read, and each word is compared to all of the specific words in the active taxonomy queue. When a specific word is encountered, ...

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