Instant answer is the most appropriate representation of the best result on your query. For example, the most appropriate representation of a result on a query “United States GDP” is a line chart, while on a query “GDP” - ranking of countries.
Dataset is a set of data released by a particular source as a separate publication. For example, there is a dataset “World Development Indicators” from the World Bank, or “World Economic Outlook” from the International Monetary Fund. At Knoema, all data is stored in the form of datasets.
Time series represents values derived from a dataset by making a selection in its dimensions. For example, if a dataset has 2 dimensions: Country, and Indicator, then if you select “India” in Country dimension and “GDP” in Indicator dimension, you will get a time series “India - GDP”
A data source is an agency, organization, company, etc. that produces the data and makes it available for public. For example, there are such data sources as “World Bank”, “World Steel Association”, “LMC Automotive”, “Forbes”.
World Data Atlas
World data atlas is the curated collection of key indicators on key topics comparable across all countries or across all regions of countries.
Dimensions are used to identify time-series. Dimensions can be geographical location, indicator, measure, industry, and so on. Dimensions consist of items. In tables, dimensions are usually names of columns.
Datasets are constantly updated at Knoema. Datasets can be updated in two ways: by adding new data to the existing dataset and by uploading a new dataset version. The first case takes place when there are no changes in the dataset structure. When the structure of the dataset is changed as a result of update, then it is uploaded as a new version.
A dashboard is a web page at knoema.com with visualizations, description text, which has its own unique URL and can be shared with anyone.
Gadget is a visualization, text block, dataset lists, or a news feed which can be created in a dashboard or a presentation at Knoema.
Parametrization is a function that can be used in the dashboard builder to link gadgets or dashboards between each other or filter gadgets by some parameters. Using parametrization makes dashboards interactive.
Infographics is a static image that can be added to a dashboard in addition to the default live