Call center recordings
Contracts & agreements
Drive recorder video
Paintings & drawings
Security camera footage
Social media posts
Unstructured medical records
Unstructured weather data
WritingTextual analysis of written works such as books and blogs.
Social MediaScanning streams of social media to detect real time information such as rumors about a stock.
Natural LanguageSystems that accept voice commands or understand what people are saying for purposes such as analytics.
Photographs & VideoAnalysis of video to understand events such as a video camera that monitors water levels flowing into a dam reservoir.
CommunicationsScanning communications such as emails to detect spam.
ScienceLooking for patterns in interstellar radio messages in order to discover intelligent life.
HealthAnalysis of x-ray images for signs of disease.
SearchA search engine that spiders unstructured web pages in order to understand their content.
NotesIt is incorrect to say that all weather data, medical records or sensor data is unstructured. These types of data include both structured data such as database records and unstructured data such as photo imagery.It is common for a technology to use unstructured data to produce structured data. For example, an artificial intelligence that monitors social media conversations to come up with a measurement of brand perceptions at a point in time.
|Overview: Unstructured Data
Data that isn't structured for machines to understand.
Most source data is unstructured.