Great summary produced by Bob Hayes, PhD, breaking down data sets in 8 categories:

  • Internal versus external
  • Structured versus unstructured
  • Machine generated versus human generated

Below is the picture (originally published here).

I would add a few more levels:

  • Static versus dynamic
  • Raw versus pre-processed
  • Transactional or not
  • Sensor data or not

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I would add:

  • individual vs. networked

We can learn so much from social ties and social networks, in addition to the other dimensions that are discussed here.

Very crystal & crisp information about data.... Thanks

Transactional vs Batch

Sounds like only 6 types.


Matthew A. Riebel said:

Sounds like only 6 types.


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