Re: Examples of SQL anomalies?
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 09:35:12 -0700 (PDT)
I normally accord to the definitions:
information = datum + meaning
datum = value + description
These are useful, succinct and accord nicely with [ISO 2382-1:1984]: “Data: A representation of facts, concepts, or instructions in a normalized manner suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing by humans or by automatic means”, while giving something a bit more formalized in terms of data theory.
In terms of defining value both the output of a function or the element of a set seem fine, but then defining a value as being some amount or quantity also seems fine. Received on Thu Jul 03 2008 - 11:35:12 CDT