Re: Attribution for modeling data with relations
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 20:37:06 GMT
> Jan Hidders wrote:
>> dawn wrote: >> >>> [...] when I re-read >>> Nelson's 1965 paper while scanning it in* I saw that he uses >>> "relational terminology" and the term "relational terminology" >>> (page 2-8), even if just giving a hint of it. >> >> He's talking about the subscript notation. It has nothing to do >> with representing data with relations.
> I'll buy that. The tuple looks rather like a relation, however.
> Is that subscript notation referred to as relational whether applied
> to a relation or not?
It is a notation that is particular for this paper and not something that is generally used or has a general name. He only calls it relational because it expresses the following of some kind of binary relationship, actually more like a foreign key relationship.
- Jan Hidders