Dagmar Ceľuchová Bošanská, Juraj Bárdy, Alistiq, s. r. o., Slovak Republic

Type of article: informative article
Pages: 63 – 76

Abstract

The use of Big Data to complement official statistics represents an intriguing opportunity. This type of data can be obtained from social networks, business systems, and interconnected smart devices, also referred to as the Internet of Things, enabling near real-time production of statistics. The article focuses on categories of Big Data and their characteristics, such as data without dependencies (categorical, quantitative, textual) and data with dependencies (temporal, networks, spatial). Big Data are widely used in areas like tourism, demography, price development, and industrial production. Despite the opportunities, it also brings risks and challenges that need to be taken into consideration.

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