What is GARBAGE-IN, GARBAGE-OUT (GIGO)?

Computer industry phrase. Denotes that a program working on inaccurate data yields only misleading results. Promotes the attitude of assuring high quality of source information for a computerized system to better assure the quality of the results produced. Quality is composed of several characteristic of computerized information. These are in part: accuracy, completeness, relevance, and timeliness.

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