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Re: Do Data Models Need to built on a Mathematical Concept?

From: Kunle Odutola <noemails_at_replyToTheGroup.nospam.org>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 12:12:27 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <b9at7a$731$1@hercules.btinternet.com>


Neo wrote:

> The first day a child goes to school, he is told about an abitrary
> symbol consisting of two long lines and one short. That arbitrary
> symbol has an arbitrary sound made by holding the mouth in an
> arbitrary shape. The symbol belong to an arbitrary set consisting
> arbitrarily of 25 more similar symbols. And they all have an arbitrary
> position within that set. Or do you find some order in
> ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ?
I found Steven Pinker's book, "The Language Instinct - How the Mind Creates Language" quite helpful.
http://www.mit.edu/~pinker/tli.html

Some reviews:
http://dannyreviews.com/h/The_Language_Instinct.html http://www.book.nu/0060958332

Cheers,

Kunle Received on Wed May 07 2003 - 07:12:27 CDT

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