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Information is something that can be learned, known about, or understood.

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In the 1970's and 1980's when computer databases were invented, the words data and information were defined separately in computer science and informatics as

  • Data - raw unprocessed information, not checked and untrusted.
  • Information - data that has been checked and passes acceptance tests, it is to be considered dependable and trustworthy.

The correctness and trustworthiness of information is subject to the quality and thoroughness of the data verification and acceptance process. Without enough knowledge of the rules and processes that have been applied, or an established trust relationship with the supplier, all received knowledge must be thought of as data, and must undergo acceptance testing before being relied upon.


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