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Re: Two examples of semi structured data.

From: Laconic2 <laconic2_at_comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 00:01:14 -0400
Message-ID: <5pmdnXYvZbeVILfcRVn-hg@comcast.com>

"Gene Wirchenko" <genew_at_mail.ocis.net> wrote in message news:fk6li01ba13ol0rp36sgfe7gur0utvsae5_at_4ax.com...

> Does the data have any structure? By definition, it does. If it
> did not, it would be just noise. If it has structure, it is
> structured.
>
> Semi-structured is like half-pregnant.

It's not particularly useful to define a term out of existence. The term has been used meaningfully by others, including but not limited to the authors of the paper Jan mentioned. It's worth discussing, IMO.

And there is a discussion going on here, that's worth something, IMO. Received on Mon Aug 23 2004 - 23:01:14 CDT

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