Absolutely true, Technocrat! Even data mining in unstructured data is VERY different because lacking fields you can't easily constrain the classification problems, and because meaning is semantic rather than structured.
Thank you for your explanation of structured versus unstructured data. And from all the discussion I have had in this area, people do seem to make a distinction between the two.
I agree with your statement that these two areas do not need to be harmonized if in fact that is possible. Those who want to apply the techniques of strutured data to unstructure data do not understand the distinction between the two.
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