Synthetic data are artificially generated data that do not originate from real events. They are produced on the basis of algorithms and used as test data for the operation of production plants or to train learning models.
The synthetic data can also be used to test the plants or models in limit ranges that the real operational values do not provide.
Synthetic data can be used to circumvent restrictions in the use of authentic data that may not be used due to their sensitivity or because of legal regulations. In addition, users are not constrained to specific conditions determined by real data. By simulating with synthetic data, they can better test their models, equipment and systems. Developers and users are freer to use and share data through the use of sysnthetic data.