Raw data

Data that have not been processed for meaningful use. Although raw data have the potential to become “information,” they require selective extraction, organization, and sometimes analysis and formatting for presentation. As a result of processing, raw data sometimes end up in a database, which enables the data to become accessible for further processing and analysis in a number of different ways. SYNONYM. Atomic data; Source data. RELATED TERM. Instrument output datan/ahttp://searchdatamanagement.techtarget.com/definition/raw-data

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