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Information Information treats What as objects and Who as agents. Information Theory removes meaning: "The word information, in this theory, is used in a special sense that must not be confused with its ordinary usage. In particular information must not be confused with meaning." Cited from: Claude Shannon, Warren Weaver, "A Mathematical Theory of Communication": http://www.uoregon.edu/~felsing/virtual_asia/info.html ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Although Information and Knowledge are frequently used as if they were synonymous, they are very different: Wisdom adds judgement in applying answers. Knowledge is organizeed and reviewed and includes 6 questions Information is organized and focusses on 2 questions: What? Who? Data is unorganized Information thus belongs to a spectrum: Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom The Library of Congress, Authorities lHeadings list 15 bibliographical records under Knowledge.
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