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Electronic Medical Records and Textual ETL
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Bill Inmon - Forest Rim Founder & CEO

Transforming Medical Records into a Computer Usable Database Format

In today’s world most medical records are in the form of EMR . With EMR the medical community is able to capture and transfer medical records with the computer. But there is an Achilles heel to EMR. That Achilles heel is… That Achilles heel is that the EMR contains text, or narrative information. The problem with text or narrative information

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Bill Inmon - Forest Rim Founder & CEO

Improving Patient Insights With Textual ETL in the Lakehouse Paradigm

This blog post is the result of a collaboration with our partner Databricks, the Data + AI company. A special thanks to Amir Kermany, Technical Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences at Databricks and Michael Sanky Global Industry Lead, Healthcare & Life Sciences at Databricks. The amount of healthcare data generated today is unprecedented and rapidly expanding with the growth in

Sentiment Analysis using Textual ETL
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Bill Inmon - Forest Rim Founder & CEO

Finding Sentiment and the Value Within

Sentiment analysis in the call center: Hear the Voice of the Customer. Nearly every corporation has a call center. Ask an executive if his/her organization has a call center and the odds are good that the executive will say yes. Then you ask the executive whether or not he/she knows what is going on in the call center. The executive

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Bill Inmon - Forest Rim Founder & CEO

Evolution to the Data Lakehouse

The Original Data Challenge With the proliferation of applications came the problem of data integrity. The problem with the advent of large numbers of applications was that the same data appeared in many places with different values. In order to make a decision, the user had to find WHICH version of the data was the right one to use among

Data Lake Architecture
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Bill Inmon - Forest Rim Founder & CEO

DATA LAKE ARCHITECTURE

Big Data started out as a replacement for data warehouse. The Big Data vendors are loathe to mention this fact today. But if you were around in the early days of Big Data, one of the central topics that was discussed was – if you have Big Data do you need a data warehouse? From a marketing standpoint Big Data

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Bill Inmon - Forest Rim Founder & CEO

WHO IS THE FATHER OF DATA WAREHOUSE?

Long ago I stopped advertising myself as the ”father of data warehouse” . In fact I haven’t done much pioneering work in data warehouse in years. But occasionally Barry Devlin appears and claims that he is the father of data warehousing. The implication is that Barry is responsible for the concept of data warehousing. I choose to not deal with