Academic Sedition

by W H Inmon, Forest Rim Technology Warning: This article contains unconventional views that may be considered seditious in certain circles. If you have a very structured, conventional way of thinking about things, please stop reading now to avoid being offended. You...

Anticipating & Preventing Lawsuits

by W H Inmon, Forest Rim Technology In the beginning, relational data bases attempted to address the challenges of textual data with “blobs”.  Then there was the technique known as “tagging”. After tagging came NLP – Natural Language Processing. With each new approach...

Are Banks Hearing the Voice of their Customers?

by W H Inmon, Forest Rim Technology The world of banking is competitive. Turn on TV and see how many banks advertise their services. Drive in your town and on every other corner there is a bank. Turn on the Internet and see how many banks are represented there. And...

Building the Proactive Litigation Warehouse

by W H Inmon, Forest Rim Technology Consider what happens to a corporation when it receives a legal complaint – a lawsuit. The corporation goes into a high priority search for information. Who is making the suit? What legitimacy is there to the lawsuit? What money...

Building the Restructured, Disambiguated Medical Record

by W H Inmon, Forest Rim Technology The basic medical record is written by healthcare providers for healthcare providers and their patients. The primary purpose of the medical record is to document and communicate important information with regard to the care and...