data information and knowledge

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1. what is the difference between knowledge and information

  • information is based on facts whilst knowledge is based on rules
  • information is based on rules whilst knowledge is based on facts
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2. what is data

  • raw facts and figures which on their own have no meaning
  • no meaning
  • based on meaning and context

3. what is information

  • data which is given a meaning by its context and processed by the computer into a form which is useful to the user
  • data which is given a meaning on it's own
  • data which is given a meaning by it's context and processed by the user

4. what is indirect data capture

  • the collection of data as a by product from data collected for another purpose
  • is collected fora particular purpose

5. what is knowledge

  • derived from information by applying rules to it
  • data+context

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