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

From: Neo <>
Date: 28 Feb 2005 18:09:03 -0800
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> 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.

I still didn't get the fundamental distinction. What definition, rule or step-by-step method does one use to determine whether something is data or metadata? Received on Tue Mar 01 2005 - 03:09:03 CET

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