The Digital-Data Revolution

Malcolm Atkinson

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Abstract

Chapter 2: "The digital-data revolution", reviews the relationships between data, information, knowledge, and wisdom. It analyses and quantifies the changes in technology and society that are delivering the data bonanza, and then reviews the consequential changes via representative examples in biology, Earth sciences, social sciences, leisure activity, and business. It exposes quantitative details and shows the complexity and diversity of the growing wealth of data, introducing some of its potential benefits and examples of the impediments to successfully realizing those benefits.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTHE DATA BONANZA: Improving Knowledge Discovery for Science, Engineering and Business
EditorsMalcolm Atkinson, Rob Baxter, Peter Brezany, Oscar Corcho, Michelle Galea, Mark Parsons, David Snelling, Jano van Hemert
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
Pages15-36
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Data, Information, Knowledge, Knowledge Discovery, Social Impact of Digital Data, Wisdom, Data-intensive Computing

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