Re: Examples of SQL anomalies?
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 16:00:04 -0300
> 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.
Not all values are quantitative. Received on Thu Jul 03 2008 - 14:00:04 CDT