Difference between Data and Information

Q2. Define and distinguish between data and information.

Ans. Data in computer terminology means raw facts and figures.

For example, ‘Mohan’, 1977, ‘A’, -162.9, +75.2 are data. Data are processed to form information.

Information means what we get after processing data (meaningful data). Data are aggregated and summarized in various meaningful ways to form information.

For example, ‘Mohan, whose roll number is 1977, has got grade A’ is an information as it is conveying some meaning.

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