Date Added: Jan 2010
The operation of corporations, enterprises, and other organizations relies on the management, understanding and efficient use of vast amounts of information. This information may come from business applications - finance, order processing, manufacturing, and customer relationship management systems that easily conform to standard data structures (such as rows and columns with well defined schema). Increasingly, business value and operations depend on management, analysis and understanding of information that is not readily accessible without human or machine based interpretation. Common examples range from documents, XML, multimedia content, and web content to specialized information such as satellite and medical imagery, maps, and geographic information, sensor data, and semantic web structures.