Friday, August 06, 2004

Leveraging Information Goo

Making the Most of Data "To leverage unstructured data -- i.e., information that does not or cannot reside in relational databases -- technology must impose organization where none exists. Analogous to tables and schemas in relational databases, taxonomies and metadata organize and categorize the unstructured world."

"As a result, the data discovery and classification process must be easy enough to happen on a constant basis. Moreover, it must occur without an army of library scientists -- small teams of experts who are actually using the information themselves should be able to create the taxonomies, and define whether the topics and categorization schema are meaningful and important."
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