Re: RM formalism supporting partial information

From: Bob Badour <>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 13:06:06 -0400
Message-ID: <473dcda5$0$5296$>

Alfredo Novoa wrote:
> On 15 nov, 19:13, Bob Badour <> wrote:

>>Marshall wrote:

>>While I have used the term many times in the past, and I am sure I will
>>use it many times in the future, seeing this discussion has impressed
>>upon me how unimportant "attribute" is as a concept.
>>The important concepts are tuples, propositions, predicates etc.

> I agree. I propose to ditch the term "attribute" and to use "heading
> element".

I wouldn't even bother with that. In a predicate or proposition, the name is a variable name--either free or bound. In a tuple, the name is also a variable name or the name of a dimension or um a domain name. Received on Fri Nov 16 2007 - 18:06:06 CET

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