Data Sources

In today's world, information can come from a variety of sources in a variety of formats. Prajna provides readers for a number of different data sources. Prajna also supports applications which format data in a variety of ways.

Characteristics of Data Sources

The behavior and characteristics of all applications depend on the characteristics of the underlying data. A source of data can be characterized in several ways.

Prajna provides a number of different utilities for accessing data from a variety of sources. Depending on the characteristics of the data source, a developer may wish to use a DataAccessor to extract various data structures, or a DocCorpus for accessing documents in an unstructured corpus. A developer can also use a FormatReader for data.