13 Facts About Information


Information is an abstract concept that refers to that which has the power to inform.

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Information is often processed iteratively: Data available at one step are processed into information to be interpreted and processed at the next step.

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Information can be transmitted in time, via data storage, and space, via communication and telecommunication.

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Information is expressed either as the content of a message or through direct or indirect observation.

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Information can be encoded into various forms for transmission and interpretation.

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Information theory

Information theory takes advantage of this by concluding that more uncertain events require more information to resolve their uncertainty.

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Information theory is the scientific study of the quantification, storage, and communication of information.

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Information is any type of pattern that influences the formation or transformation of other patterns.

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Danish Dictionary of Information Terms argues that information only provides an answer to a posed question.

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Information visualization depends on the computation and digital representation of data, and assists users in pattern recognition and anomaly detection.

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Information embedded in an abstract mathematical object with symmetry breaking nucleus.

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Information analysis is the process of inspecting, transforming, and modelling information, by converting raw data into actionable knowledge, in support of the decision-making process.

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Information quality is the potential of a dataset to achieve a specific (scientific or practical) goal using a given empirical analysis method.

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