Progression from Data to Information to Knowledge

from Data to Information to Knowledge

Progression from Data to Information to Knowledge

Data:   Unprocessed or raw facts; a static set of transactional element, such as 0211102345

Information:   Processed data; an aggregation of data that have meaning. For example, a financial analysis report that begins with account number 021-110-2345.

Knowledge:   A person's range of information, embracing a wider sphere than information.  It includes perception, skills, training, common sense, and expert.  For example, a financial analyst might say, "All indicators tell me that I'd better pull out of XYZ stock before year end."

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So, knowledge is the information that one person has and integrates it into use.

What about Technology? I think.... Technology is a transformation of fact and knowledge into use.

Thank you Ajarn. Somchai Khab

For my perspective, I take:

1. Technology as a scaffold - facilitating & manage the process, and use of knowledge & associated business processes

2. effects of using technology - e.g. greater interaction, technology can be used for structuring tasks,

3. technology for transforming practices - tool for participation & meaning making, focus is more on how technology can support work activities, social systems (this perspective aligns with what you are saying)

4. then there is the KM approach focusing around process oriented knowledge management systems (KMS, practice based on KMS or both

The central questions in each of them - reason for having technology


Thank you very much.

I have one more question. see if you can help.

From the definition of knowledge, it sounds like there are some differences between Thai word "ความรู้" and the word "knowledge".

The knowledge defined above includes the capability to use the information.  The example clearly showed that the analyst was able to use the information to avoid the possible financial diaster.  I understand this as the "capability".

But in Thai, we usually say these words together such as "วัตถุประสงค์ คือ ต้องการให้บัณฑิตมีความรู้ ความสามารถ ในสาขา..." These two Thai words are totally separate entities of a person's attributes.  Do you agree?

What is your thought?

(My argument here is to check the perception  of the same word in these two languages. Does it mean that I always have to use these two Thai words together when I really mean "knowledge"?)

Thank you in advance.

Any questions are welcomed!

Knowleddge is defined according to different perspectives, so it depends which perspectvie you follow.

For the question, I think it could use the words ความรู้ ความสามารถ together. 

learn it, know it, and use it

Thank you!



Thank you very much. See you later.




15 May 2008 @ 11:19


12 Feb 2012 @ 00:02


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