Re: One cheer for XML ...
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:55:10 -0700
"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.
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