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Information and Knowledge: Concepts and Functions

Information and Knowledge: Concepts and Functions
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Author(s): El Hassan Bezzazi (Université de Lille 2, France)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 8
Source title: Infonomics for Distributed Business and Decision-Making Environments: Creating Information System Ecology
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Malgorzata Pankowska (Karol Adamiecki University of Economics in Katowice, Poland)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-890-1.ch001

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Abstract

Defining data, information, knowledge and their relationships is mainly a point of view matter. Indeed, the same entity may be related to any of these concepts depending on the use of it. This is true, at least as long as the entity is communicable through some means (text, voice, gesture, signal, object, or media, for example). By restricting our attention to symbolic entities and to the World Wide Web in particular, we can learn much about these concepts, their interconnections, the functions that apply on them and their values.

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