Raw Data

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Definition Raw Data is data in its original, acquired , direct form from its source before subsequent processing
Explanation See Data Lifecycle for context for raw data.

Also called primary, source or atomic data. Although raw data has the potential to become "information," it requires selective processing such as registration, extraction, organization, documentation etc.

Examples An data as encoded at a source including human generated raw data.
References http://searchdatamanagement.techtarget.com/definition/raw-data
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