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Re: Order & meaning in a proposition

From: Eric Kaun <ekaun_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 20:13:19 GMT
Message-ID: <zbEcc.7515$qb.3889@newssvr32.news.prodigy.com>


"Dawn M. Wolthuis" <dwolt_at_tincat-group.com> wrote in message news:c4ur9d$ud0$1_at_news.netins.net...
> Close, very close - it is not just when we model it, but depending on how
we
> model it -- we can lose more with one model than another. Data models are
> important for being able to apply predicate logic for querying the data,
for
> example. But a data model that captures the ordering of compound nouns in
a
> proposition retains more information (even if not obviously more data)
than
> one that randomly orders the nouns.

Not necessarily - part of modeling is also ignoring irrelevant details. If the order is relevant, it should be modeled as such.

And I'm curious about the distinction you make between information and data. Received on Tue Apr 06 2004 - 15:13:19 CDT

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