Re: Examples of SQL anomalies?

From: JOG <jog_at_cs.nott.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 19:39:41 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <ddaf5725-3716-4882-844f-db292bd07619@p25g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>


On Jul 3, 8:00 pm, Bob Badour <bbad..._at_pei.sympatico.ca> wrote:
> JOG wrote:
> > 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.

really? Hmmm. I suppose so. A value as a symbol used to refer to some aspect of the real world might be better. It's certainly a tough one. Received on Thu Jul 03 2008 - 21:39:41 CDT

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