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### Data structures
+To become data extraction Zen Masters, we first need to understand the data
+structure returned by Nokogiri. Nokogiri converts HTML and XML documents in
+to a tree data structure.
+For example, an HTML document that looks like this:
+ <html>
+ <head>
+ <title>Hello!</title>
+ </head>
+ <body id="uniq">
+ <h1>Hello World!</h1>
+ </body>
+ </html>
+will be represented in memory with a tree that looks like this:
+![HTML Tree](html_tree.png)
## Data Extraction
### Basic XPath

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