What is Dark Data?
Jan26

What is Dark Data?

Dark data is all around us, unseen and unused. Data Science has many buzzwords associated with it: big data, Hadoop, Visualization, machine learning … to mention but a few. One of the most recent to trend is that of dark data. So what is dark data ? Simply put, it’s data that has not been (fully) exploited yet. This can be for a variety of reasons. It can be that it’s simply not been analysed, or it may be that...

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Gartner’s definition of Dark Data
Jun07

Gartner’s definition of Dark Data

I was reading Ahmed Banafa’s post on “Understanding Dark Data” on LinkedIn, and it got me thinking about Garter’s definition of Dark Data. I may be cynical but I think Gartner’s definition of Dark Data has a lot to do with marketing and selling consultancy. I’d define Dark Data as data you can’t see but you know it’s there by the influence it’s having on other data. Pretty much...

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