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Structured Data

Data in a standardized format, with a well-defined structure that is easily readable by humans and programs. Most structured data is typically stored in a database. Though structured data only comprises 20 percent of data stored worldwide, its ease of accessibility and accuracy of outcomes makes it the foundation of current big data research and applications.

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Data Categorization

The process of dividing the data into groups of entities whose members are in some way similar to each other. Data privacy and security professionals can then categorize that data as high, medium, and low sensitivity data.

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Fuzzy Matching

Where scores of a result can fall from 0 - 100, based on the degree to which the search data and file data values match.

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