Relational databases are for structured data, right? And free text lives in the world of keyword search?
- automatically converting free text into structured data,
- using the state of the art machine learning technique (Conditional Random Fields), which is
- coded up in a few lines of SQL that integrates with the rest of your query processing.
This is Daisy Wang‘s baby, and it’s really cool. She’s achieved a convergence where free text, relational data and statistical models all come together in an elegant and very practical way.