Re: Examples of SQL anomalies?

From: JOG <jog_at_cs.nott.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 09:35:12 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <fc052479-4abb-415d-89fa-8cb5cd432d77@j22g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>


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

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