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TDWI Upside - Where Data Means Business

Contributor: Bill Inmon

Bill Inmon has written 54 books published in 9 languages. Bill’s company -- Forest Rim Technology -- reads textual narrative and disambiguates the text and places the output in a standard data base. Once in the standard data base, the text can be analyzed using standard analytical tools such as Tableau, Qlikview, Concurrent Technologies, SAS, and many more analytical technologies. His latest book is Data Lake Architecture.

All articles by Bill Inmon

Why Do We Call Text "Unstructured"?

Text is commonly referred to as unstructured data, but it clearly has structure. What does "unstructured" mean in a data context?

Textual Analytics Climbing the Ladder

Textual analytics has come a long way from the early days of comment fields. Each step toward textual disambiguation has grown a little closer to providing truly effective analytics for text.

Moving the Textual Analytics Cheese

There are plenty of natural obstacles to dealing with text, but those who feel threatened by advances in textual processing are inventing artificial obstacles as well.

Remembering and Honoring Our Past

We IT professionals are in danger of losing our history if we don't make the effort to remember the contributions of those who went before us.

Finding Value in Email Streams

Getting important information from a simple email involves more potential obstacles than you might imagine.

Sifting Through the Garbage

Is your data lake just a garbage dump?

A Brief History of Programming for Today's BI Developers

Today's BI application programmers are the beneficiaries of a long progression of language development. Here are some of the highlights that make today's BI applications possible.

Don’t Let Your Data Lake Become a Swamp (Part 2 of 2)

What, exactly, does the infrastructure look like that we need so data lakes can support analytical processing?

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