Big data and data science are two emerging areas that have developed quickly are having an increasing impact in Scotland.
Big data is characterised by its increasing volume, velocity, and variety. Data science is the emerging area of extracting knowledge from big data, based on establishing the principles of the underlying algorithms, statistics, methods, software, and systems.
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the Scottish context, activities and initiatives in big data and data science, and to indicate questions and issues for discussion.
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