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structured data

An informatics term for data that can be slotted into discrete fields and enumerated or codified. Context may determine whether or not data are unstructured—e.g., a progress note might be standardised and structured in some EHR-S (e.g., Subjective/Objective/ Assessment/Plan) fields, but unstructured in others.

Examples
Patient address; diastolic blood pressure; coded result observation; coded diagnosis; patient risk assessment questionnaire with multiple-choice answers.
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There are one limitation of developing data structure visual learning platforms is its cost, because these kinds of visualizations are not easy to make, it requires a lot of imagination, hard work and time.
Application of cloud data structure in audit system evaluation
Our data structure can handle the following types of query operations in O(log n) time: (i) decide whether a given line intersects the convex hull; (ii) decide whether a given point is inside the convex hull; (iii) find the hull vertex that is extreme in a given direction; (iv) find the two vertices adjacent to a given hull vertex (gift-wrapping); and (v) find the two tangent hull vertices from a given exterior point.
The challenges are determining what needs to be represented in order to achieve a desired level of adaptation, and how to represent it in the form of data structures that yield efficient algorithms for carrying out the adaptation.
Because the empirical relationships among occupations are reflected in the data structure and not in the computer program, this arrangement has major advantages from the computer system development perspective.
Specifically, the rapid adoption of HTML (and now, XML) data structures, the non-deterministic nature of the Internet's search-engine-based "file system," and the extensive use of distributed replication in the form of caching all reflect the unique characteristics of Internet functionality and economics.
Operations that alter data structures also present difficulties when programming is performed in a top-down style in a PBD system.
The candidate is expected to teach, according the needs of the host institute at the time of the stay, courses on programming data structures and algorithms, parallel algorithms and/or computational molecular biology.
If we want to retain anything created within the temporary region, we must copy it into a nontemporary data structure.
This second edition of Data Structures and Algorithms in C++ is designed to provide an introduction to data structures and algorithms, including their design, analysis, and implementation.