how do computer convert data into information?Weegy:
computer doesn't actually convert data to information. It is you who enter the data to a computer, and instruct it what to do on the raw data so that you can call it as information.
For example, if you store 20 in your computer, [ then it is data.
And when you instruct your computer that "My age is 20", then it becomes an information. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/?qid=20090505080904AAxvrdk
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What is the process a computer uses to convert data into information?Note:
I don't know if I really understand your question here but I'll give it my best shot. Since data is technically information.
Computers are basically big boxes that do a lot of calculations very quickly. [ That's what makes it so powerful, that it can do repetitive tasks over and over without getting tired or being bogged down. One thing to note that a computer only knows 2 numbers. 0, and 1. It's called Binary and a 0 means that it's off and a 1 means that it's on. This then translates into a transistor that will turn something on or turn something off. How does this all relate? Well every time you type it is constantly turning different keystrokes on and off, this is how the software can interpret what you are typing. Now that you have the human interface out of the way the fun part.
The fun part comes with programming, lots and lots of code make up your operating system and more importantly make up what you can do with your operating system. Every part of your computer has it's own set of objectives and more importantly has it's own set of computer instructions. This means that you can type data into the computer, and as a human you can read the data and see if it's truly information or just junk.
Just to give you an idea of how complex your computer is take one small part. Connecting to the internet. Here is the layers that it has to go through to even get connected with another computer: www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/OSI_Layers.asp
It's a large world with a lot of data out there. However it comes down to how the human interprets the data to validate that it's information and not just data. One thing to think about is that you have a sheet that has every brand of tomato soup. Now aside from all that it's just data. It becomes information when you start to look at particular items of the tomato soup, such as serving size, price, amount sold, ect.
Keep your head above the data,
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I'm sorry that that wasn't a good answer. Please hold on while I contact an expert.Weegy:
It is a collection of steps required to convert data into information. There are phrases like input, process, output and feedback. In the step of collection, the raw facts are collected from different stages. [ The collection data is classified into different categories in the step. For example, in a college, the data of students and the data of teachers will be classified in two different categories. In the step of input, the collected data is given to the computer as input for processing. The data give to the computer should be verified to make sure that it is correct and valid for processing. The data is stored in a computer in binary form. This step converts the input data into binary form to store it in the computer. In the step of storing, the data is stored in the computer. Different storage medias are used to store the data like hard disks and tapes etc. sometimes, it is easier to process data if it is sorted. In this step, the data is arranged in a particular sequence.
In the step of processing, all types of required processing is applied on the stored data. Different calculations and functions and used to convert the data into the required information. In the step of summarizing, a large amount of data is processed it in a summarized form. Instead of using the whole data, only summary of the data can be used. The basic purpose of data processing is to generate new information from the data. In this step, the processes data is displayed to the users. We can display the information on monitor or printer. This new information can also be stored on disks for future use. In the step of feedback, we take the comments of different users about the data processing system and its output. This feedback is very important to improve the data processing system. ] Expert answered|justpretty|Points 94|
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