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The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement by David Loshin

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18 Data Enhancement

Chapter outline

  • 18.1 The Value of Enhancement 314
  • 18.2 Approaches to Data Enhancement 315
  • 18.3 Examples of Data Enhancement 316
  • 18.4 Enhancement through Standardization 319
  • 18.5 Enhancement through Context 320
  • 18.6 Enhancement through Data Merging 321
  • 18.7 Summary: Qualifying Data Sources for Enhancement 324

The rates at which data volumes are growing continue to increase, encompassing both structured and unstructured data. Making sense out of the massive data archives (as more information is being pumped into the system) is enough of a challenge, as is capturing and communicating those critical pieces of information to data consumers. Data enhancement is a process of increasing the value of a data instance (or data set) ...

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