Re: "thou shalt not conflate meta-data with data"

From: David Cressey <>
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 07:16:49 GMT
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"-CELKO-" <> wrote in message

> John is a single entity in the set of persons. Persons have an
> attribute of gender, which takes on the value male. The representation
> of the value,say ISO codes (0,1,2,9), is drawn from a domain, which
> have a data type and constraints. All of these "levels" are completely
> different.

As "Data" on Star Trek TNG might have said, "but what is the difference between a person and data?"

I think that's what Neo is driving at.

And my answer is: It's like jazz. If you have to ask then you'll never know. Received on Tue Mar 01 2005 - 08:16:49 CET

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