DIKW Model

The DIKW Model or Pyramid shows the relationship between data and information and its eventual transformation into wisdom.

Each step moves towards a higher level – at the base (fourth) level data transforms into information (third level) by assigning a meaning or context. The moment the information is processed, linked and stored, whether by a machine or a human being, it becomes knowledge (second level) Lastly, the application of knowledge becomes wisdom (top level).