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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
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Describe what meant by terms structured and unstructured information. Explain using the examples, the values of concerting information from one type into another

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Huriya Nazari Assignment 1-task 2 Unit 1-task structured unstructured information Task2 Describe what meant by terms 'structured' and unstructured information. Explain using the examples, the values of concerting information from one type into another Structured Structured information is an understandable way of writing in a formal letter or anything which makes sense and does not include any informal documents. Structured information often includes: * Data (table) * paragraphs (letter) * information (newspaper, newsletter, letters and magazines) * headings (newspaper) * articles (newspaper, newsletter, magazines) * title (magazines, newsletter, newspaper) * signature (letter, contract, order form) * address (letter, contract) Structured information is used for different types things like: * Teaching (making a plan for the day, written the starter, date, objective, aim, title and starter. This is often presented in PowerPoint presentation by projecting it form a computer and showing it to the audience) * Business (to make a deed before making a partnership deal.) ...read more.

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* The amount of profit shared or lost * Or if any of the partners should be paid salary Unstructured information Unstructured information is data that either doesn't have a data structure or can't be accessed easily on a computer program. It is often opposite formal document, as formal documents have data, information, paragraphs and lots of others, informal documents have pictures, video, sound and small amount of text. Unstructured information is often used for you private life, like if you send something to your friend on her email which contains slang. But it can also sometimes be used for business, like when you are showing a presentation for the audience and trying to sell your new product and you have pictures that show your product. So in other words unstructured information is a variety of things like pictures, videos, sounds and personal texts that have not got a data structure or it isn't formal. What can use unstructured data for all kinds of things? ...read more.

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But unstructured data is the opposite of structured data; it is informal, it does not have a data structure and it is hard to understand for some people, like slang. An example of an unstructured data is picture. What also makes unstructured data and structured data different, is when unstructured data is often used for private live, like emailing in slang or using dialect. Whereas structured data is not used for personal life, but rather for emailing business, sending a letter to a company; regarding a complain. Converting information from one type to another Data: each class has 20 children, class 1 has 10 boys and 10 girls, class 2 has 15 boys and 5 girls, class 3 has 9 boys and 11 girls, and class 4 has 5 boys and 15 girls. classes boys Girls 1 10 10 2 15 5 3 9 11 4 5 15 ?? ?? ?? ?? Huriya Nazari Assignment 1-task 2 1 ...read more.

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In summary, the report is quite good. The report states the definition of both structured and unstructured information, which provides examples. However the unstructured example if lacking detail. In addition, more detail could be explained regrading the differences between the ...

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In summary, the report is quite good. The report states the definition of both structured and unstructured information, which provides examples. However the unstructured example if lacking detail. In addition, more detail could be explained regrading the differences between the two. The student shows an example of an contact (structured information), which is quite good as there are a number of annotation which explain the various elements of why the document is structured. This clearly shows the examiner, that the student understands how a document should be set out, in order for this to be structured. Further-down the report the student shows an example of an mobile phone (unstructured information). However I believe that there is a lack of annotations, and this should be explained in more detail.

Level of analysis

The report states that two people or more may have to sign a contract, to allow the two parties to not misunderstand in the near future. Although the report, doesn't state why there could be issues. The report could include 'When two or more people work together, there might be a number of issues, as people have different work backgrounds, idea's and knowledge. All of these may disagree with some parts of the other person and this may cause an issue with the work. A contract would be in place to allow a reasonable way out of the issue, if any such event were to occur'.

Quality of writing

The report states the term 'Structured Information', and this is explained well. In addition, the report gives an example of what structured information is, however I believe that this should be below the bullet point list, which would allow the student to explain in more detail. In addition, the report states the term 'Unstructured Information', which is similar to the above. The report states 'The difference between structured data and unstructured data is that structured data has always got a formal structure and it is very professional; an example of unstructured data is a letter.'. The last part, the student has gotten mixed up with using 'unstructured', instead of 'structured. This should be corrected within the report.


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