Knowledge and Information

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Philosophy

 

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Brian K

 

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July 18, 2014

 

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University

 

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When information is given meaning through interpretation, information becomes knowledge. The relationship among data, information and knowledge is often depicted as a pyramid (see Figure 1). With data at the base, it is converted to information and information converted to knowledge (Sharma, 2005). These definitions not only appear vague and imprecise, they do not adequately describe the relationship between data, information, and knowledge...
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The hierarchy relationship implies that data can be transformed into information and in turn may be transformed into knowledge. However, it does not appear possible to go the other way. Obviously, this is untrue as knowledge can be used to create information and information can create data. The pyramid also suggests that knowledge is more important than information...
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