Michael Duren
Chet Hosmer

Abstract

As we accelerate our move into the digital age, more and more information is becoming available in digital form. The multitude of systems and processes that generate digital information is vast. The availability of technology has not only provided an effective way for this information to be stored, but has encouraged the growth of the information data set for the world. The rate at which digital information is produced today is incomprehensible, as digital pictures, financial information, communications, phone records, transaction logs, books, and movies are all now increasingly being used in digital form.