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Wed Jun 7 09:49:56 EDT 2006
--- Richard Archer <pcplantdb at juggernaut.com.au> wrote:
> At 9:17 AM -0400 7/6/06, Lawrence F. London, Jr. wrote:
> >Making wiki-based interactive online resources available makes it easy
> >to acquire quality data like this
> >and its portable so can be accessed by your database.
> Wikis generally store plain text.
> Databases generally store highly structured data.
> The two aren't easily interchangeable. So if you set up
> a wiki to collect data you're going to have plain text.
> It would be a nightmare of mythical proportions to
> transform that text into structured data which can then
> be analysed efficiently.
This is how Google works, which is quite effective. You essentially keep a lookup table of words
to cheat looking through all of the plain text.
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