Unstructured Data

Unstructured Data (or unstructured information) refers to information that either does not have a pre-defined data model or is not organized in a pre-defined manner. Unstructured information is typically text-heavy, but may contain data such as dates, numbers, and facts as well. This results in irregularities and ambiguities that make it difficult to understand using traditional computer programs as compared to data stored in fielded form in databases or annotated (semantically tagged) in documents.In 1998, Merrill Lynch cited a rule of thumb that somewhere around 80-90% of all potentially usable business information may originate in unstructured form.
Posts about Unstructured Data
  • Google’s Query Language

    … never seen, and likely never will. You might take it as a piece of history that never happened, or a business lesson about choosing products carefully. Ease of finding information at Google This query language patent tells us about how easy it is to find web-based information: Many search engines exist to search the World Wide Web. The Google…

    Bill Slawski/ SEO by the Seain Google Facebook- 12 readers -
  • Why Your Data Scientists Need to Be Storytellers, and How to Get Them There

    …, here is a short job/skills description. Data scientists capture, manipulate, and transform data to create meaning. They need superb technical skills, such as the ability to devise algorithmic solutions to solve complex business problems. Ideally, data scientists employ both internal and external data and structured and unstructured data to help…

    MarketingProfsin Google- 8 readers -
  • How Big Data Can Help You Provide a Better Customer Experience

    … capture insights from a much larger pool of structured and unstructured data sources. In the past, diligent companies weeded through myriad interactions to find patterns then worked to improve those experiences, but doing so was time-consuming and left more room for human error than today's tools. Diverse data streams—Data captured from a range…

    MarketingProfsin Social- 7 readers -
  • With Carrier Data, Vistar Media Finds Foothold in Mobile Ad Fray

    … calculations leave behind a binary residue — a pool of unstructured data that carriers originally kept to improve the workings of its network. When analyzed correctly, the so-called switching data holds the key to something much more powerful: the daily movements of millions of people throughout their day. Vistar, a digital-out-of-home startup, wants…

    Steven Jacobs/ Street Fightin Mobile Google- 10 readers -
  • 10 Key Mobile/Location-Based Stats That Marketers Need

    … screen to objects in our cars, homes and work, including things we wear on our bodies. Source: Mobify Rise of Unstructured Data. Unstructured data is growing at a rate of 100:1 vs. structured data. For anyone that understands data, this is both a blessing and a curse. The lay persons’ explanation for this is that unstructured data is harder to parse…

    Aaron Strout/ Marketing Landin Mobile Google- 22 readers -
  • One Tech Stack To Rule Them All: Potential Programmatic Pitfalls

    … a nice little line item in an Excel spreadsheet. Everything looks nice and neat. But just because sticking vendors into tidy little boxes makes things more straightforward for the agency, it doesn't mean that's the best approach. The problem with pigeonholing vendors is that, if you're doing it right, programmatic marketing can't be broken down…

    Dax Hamman/ Marketing Landin Display- 14 readers -
  • Using Customer Data for Informed Marketing Decisions

    … profile or the end-to-end customer journey because different segments linger in a detached state or in isolated buckets. There is No Shortage of Marketing Data The amount of both structured and unstructured data captured by organizations has been growing at incredible rates. Structured data deals with, for example, customer and transaction data…

    Kaan Turnali/ iAcquire- 18 readers -
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