Garbage in, garbage out

In computer science, garbage in, garbage out (GIGO) describes the concept that flawed, or nonsense input data produces nonsense output or "garbage". The specific phrase is accredited by FOLDOC to the late Wilf Hey, who is also accredited by FOLDOC for work in developing RPG while working at IBM in 1965. The principle also applies more generally to all analysis and logic, in that arguments are unsound if their premises are flawed.

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WordWord FrequencyNumber of ArticlesRelevance
garbage610190.574
foldoc220.33
gigo2110.292
flawed25530.205
nonsense25730.204

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