Sun. Jan 22nd, 2023

Data processing functions

Anything that manipulates data or alters the flow of it through a system is a data processing function.

Once data has been collected it must be processed in order to understand it.

The processing of data generates information – that is, something that is usable. Data that is not processed is rarely usable.

Examples of data processing include:

  • Aggregation
  • Averaging
  • Categorisation (e.g. into age groups)
  • As training information for AI systems