Managing Your Email Environment

by W H Inmon, Forest Rim Technology There are many forms of unstructured text. There are contracts. There are medical records. There are doctors notes. There are comments fields. But perhaps the most widely found form of unstructured information are emails. Some...

Managing Warranties

by W H Inmon, Forest Rim Technology Warranties are a fact of life, especially in the world of large retail purchases. Customers increase their confidence when there is a warranty. In some cases customers will not even consider making a purchase unless there is a...

Managing Safety Data

by W H Inmon, Forest Rim Technology The value of safety is unquestioned.  When an accident occurs and there are material damages there is the cost of repair and the cost of lost business and lost opportunity. In addition, there is the disruptive effect on the day...

Is Text Really Unstructured?

by W H Inmon, Forest Rim Technology Structured data is repetitive data that occurs over and over. Banking transactions, airline reservations, retail sku sales, telephone calls are all classical examples of what is known as structured data. In most cases structured...