|Oracle8i Application Developer's Guide - XML
Release 3 (8.1.7)
Part Number A86030-01
Using Internet File System (iFS) to Build XML Applications, 10 of 11
Since parsed XML files store each attribute's data in a separate, identifiable column in the iFS schema, Oracle iFS makes it possible for your data mining applications to tap into the business intelligence previously locked in your XML files.
To return to the insurance claim example, business intelligence is stored in each claim, and the aggregate value of all the information in all claims stored in the system is greater than the sum of the parts. Managers can track trends in real time as agents insert or update claim files? This is possible using iFS file parsing files and feeding the parsed file contents to data mining tools.