Reflections on data, information and knowledge

Bruno Jacobfeuerborn

Abstract


Data, information and knowledge are fundamental notions of information and computer science. The eternal discussion on whether knowledge is objective, as adherers of Plato claim, or it is constructed is a thrilling philosophical exercise. We present our approach to defining data and information, and a way to define and making use of knowledge that circumvents the above dilemma.

Keywords


data; information; knowledge

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21936/si2013_v34.n2A.10