accurate, reliable | comprehensive, detailed, extensive | raw
We have amassed the raw data and are about to begin analysing it.
| factual, hard
There is no hard data to support these theories.
| empirical, experimental, numerical, observational, scientific, statistical | demographic, environmental, financial, geological, historical, technical
One vital item of data was missing from the table.
| mass, set
Special software is needed to manipulate the mass of data. Although we were using the same set of data, we obtained different results.
VERB + DATA
acquire, amass, capture, collect, gather, get, obtain
We need to collect more data before we can do any more work.
| enter, feed in | have, hold, record, store
They are not allowed to hold data on people's private finances.
| access, retrieve | analyse, examine, interpret, look at, study | handle, manage, manipulate, process
The computer can manipulate massive amounts of data.
| exchange, share, transfer | present (sb with) | provide (sb with)
The government departments refused to provide the data that we required.
DATA + VERB
be derived from sth
The data derived from this project has vastly increased our knowledge of how genes work.
| indicate sth, reflect sth, show sth, suggest sth
Data indicates that most crime is committed by young males. This data reflects the magnitude of the problem.
| support sth
DATA + NOUN
acquisition, capture, collection | entry, input | storage | access, retrieval | analysis, handling, management, manipulation, processing | exchange, interchange, transfer, transmission | protection, security | source | archive, bank
file | system
in the ~
We have found some very interesting things in the data.
| ~ about
Data about patients is only released with their permission.
| ~ for
We have no data for southern Spain.
| ~ from
My aim is to synthesize data from all the surveys.
| ~ on
data on the effects of pollution
the acquisition/handling/storage, etc. of data, a source of data
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