Re: The "standard" way to get to 3NF

From: Jan Hidders <>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 19:43:05 GMT
Message-ID: <dBBfc.72339$>

Dan wrote:
> Date in his *Intro* textbook also demonstrates finding minimal cover
> using Armstrong's axioms (versus the algorithm), correct?

I'm not sure what you mean by "versus the algorithm", or do you mean "for the algorithm"? He does indeed use the the concept of minimal cover and calls it an irreducible cover, and uses it to present the algorithm for getting to 3NF in one step.

  • Jan Hidders
Received on Thu Apr 15 2004 - 21:43:05 CEST

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