Raw data (also known as primary data) is uninterpreted data from a primary source, having characteristics related to it and that
Raw data (also known as primary data) is uninterpreted data from a primary source, which have not been subjected to any processing or other manipulation.
As it is not processed by the computer, it is considered "raw data". To continue the cooking analogy, computer-processed data is sometimes referred to as "cooked data."
In computing, raw data have the following characteristics:
For example, data entry from a sheet may contain dates. The raw data are in many forms: for example, "31/12/2017", "12/31/17", “31 December 2017", "31 December" Or "today". Capturing these dates requires converting them into a standardized format for easier reading by humans or computers.
Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web) believes that the exchange of raw data is important for society in accordance with the principle of open knowledge, which means that everyone should have rights to exchange all raw data.