Data, Information, Knowledge

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What is DATA?
Data is raw facts or figures. Data has no meaning and can be a set of random words or numbers. Data can be readings from sensors or survey facts (etc.)
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What is INFORMATION?
Information is data that has been processed to give it meaning. The data is no longer useless set of words or numbers, it now means something.
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What is KNOWLEDGE?
Knowledge is information when a rule or set of rules has been applied to it, a conclusion has been drawn from the information.
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What is GIGO?
Garbage In Garbage Out. If something wrong is put into a computer system, then something wrong will be output once it has been processed.
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What is an example of data?
A number, for example 4
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What is an example of information?
Added meaning, "4 students"
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What is an example of knowledge?
Information with a set of rules, "4 students were late for school this morning"
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Information is data that has been processed to give it meaning. The data is no longer useless set of words or numbers, it now means something.

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What is INFORMATION?

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Knowledge is information when a rule or set of rules has been applied to it, a conclusion has been drawn from the information.

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Garbage In Garbage Out. If something wrong is put into a computer system, then something wrong will be output once it has been processed.

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A number, for example 4

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