Unstructured data is information that lacks a predefined or organized format, making it challenging for traditional algorithms to interpret and analyze. Unlike structured data, which is neatly organized into tables and fields, unstructured data is often in the form of text, images, audio, videos, or other content that doesn’t conform to a rigid structure. Dealing with unstructured data presents significant challenges in information extraction, pattern recognition, and knowledge discovery.
Unstructured data holds immense value as it represents a substantial portion of the digital world’s information. However, its complexity requires specialized techniques and AI approaches to derive meaningful insights. Natural language processing (NLP) techniques, such as text mining, sentiment analysis, and named entity recognition, enable the understanding of textual content. Computer vision techniques, on the other hand, allow machines to interpret and categorize images and videos. Audio analysis can help transcribe speech and extract meaningful features from sound recordings.« Back to Glossary Index