Semi-structured Data

What is Semi-Structured Data?

Semi-structured data is data that has undergone some refinement but still has some rough edges. It’s oil that has been extracted from the ground but still needs to be purified or vegetables that have been picked from the garden but still need to be chopped and peeled before they can be used. An example of semi-structured data is a set of contracts with some associated meta-data about the parties - it has some structure but work is still needed before the data can properly be used.

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