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Re: One cheer for XML ...

From: Gene Wirchenko <genew_at_ocis.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:55:10 -0700
Message-ID: <296o03lqpjkavlpgh5upnlstqg791gub3g@4ax.com>


"DBMS_Plumber" <paul_geoffrey_brown_at_yahoo.com> wrote:

>We live in a time where information systems create lots of lots of
>'unstructured' data content: e-mails, chat logs, recording phone
>conversations, etc. I'm using the word 'unstructured' here with some
>precision. This stuff is not 'semi-structured' or some other wankery.
>It's just a bunch of words. For example:

     If it is a bunch of words, then it has structure. "unstructured" is just as much a handwavy word as "semi-structured".

     E-mail has far more structure than just words. Consider the header.

[snip]

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko

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Received on Thu Mar 29 2007 - 14:55:10 CDT

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