- Unstructured Content is created solely for human consumption. This content is also known as flat text files, HTML without end tags. This type of content is difficult for computers to interpret because of the ambiguity and incompleteness of the content. Unstructured content requires humans to decode the meaning and structure and may even require additional formatting to be displayed properly.
- Structured Content has more of a logical structure and treats content like data. Structured content includes XML documents, boundaries of element, and element names that have value to users and systems. In other words, structured content has been broken down and enhanced with metadata.
- Smart Content is structured content that provides valuable semantic information to both humans and computers. Searching this content is enhanced when the metadata and buried semantics in the content provide more tips as to where the data came from, what it is about, and how the content is related to other content.
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