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- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Is HTML structured or unstructured information?
- From: "Chiusano Joseph" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 16:02:52 -0400
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- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Is HTML structured or unstructured information?
In a word, it can be considered semi-structured. But some consider it
unstructured. Depends on your perspective.
Booz Allen Hamilton
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 9:53 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [xml-dev] Is HTML structured or unstructured information?
> Is HTML structured or unstructured information?
> "Structured information may be characterized as information
> whose intended meaning is unambiguous and explicitly
> represented in the structure or format of the data. The
> canonical example of structured information is a relational
> database table. Unstructured information may be characterized
> as information whose intended meaning is only loosely implied
> by its form and therefore requires interpretation in order to
> approximate and extract its intended meaning. Examples
> include natural language documents, speech, audio, still
> images, and video."
> IAW that definition, it is unstructured. OTOH is it really a
> mixed variety and that definition, polar and incomplete?
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