The DDL page in the Hive Language Manual (
http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/Hive/LanguageManual/DDL) refers to SerDe (
http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/SerDe), but the page is non-existent. I'm
assuming the SerDe stands for Serialization-Deserialization, and is used for
importing input files which are not in an standard format.

Where can I find more information on how to use SerDe?

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