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Managing Multimedia and Unstructured Data in the Oracle Database by Marcelle Kratochvil

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Defining unstructured data

A starting point is needed for defining exactly what is unstructured data. The goal of this section is to begin to describe and define the base components of unstructured data.

Terminology

In reviewing this book, an important question was raised. And that was, what is the best term to describe the concept of storing and delivering digital information? On investigation, a number of terms that closely fit the mark were discovered, though none truly described the concept that was trying to be expressed.

The following are a list of some of the terms discovered and reviewed, including definitions found on the Internet.

Image

An image is a collection of data logically grouped together.

Digital file

A digital file is a collection ...

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