What is a Document ?


A document is:



Documents on the web (saved in a body request) have generally by nature a hierarchical nature (as opposed to tabular)

This is generally a HTML document but it can be also other type of document such as:

This document (file) can be rendered by the user agent (Generally a browser)

File System

The term document in a file system is generally a file including its structure and format, e.g. fonts, colors, and images.


Database can store document in a field or as a row and offers function for document processing. See Database - Document Database

In natural language processing / full text search, a document is composed of word (term) known also as bag of word. See Natural Language - Document

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