# Re: looking for another one of Codd's papers

Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2009 08:13:24 -0800 (PST)

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On 22 nov, 02:03, paul c <toledobythe..._at_oohay.ac> wrote:

*> Cimode wrote:
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**> > It is curious you mention this book...
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> > A few monthes ago, I have unsuccessfully tried to put my hands on

*> > it...The next thing I have read is the following written at a later
**> > date. Hope this helps...
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**> >http://www.almaden.ibm.com/cs/people/fagin/tcs93.pdf
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**> > I would appreciate if you could you post the papers written before RM
**> > was formulated initially. It is reasonnable to assume that the period
**> > between 65 and 68 was the period where Codd slowly went from
**> > mathematical and naive set theory to IS relation construct and I want
**> > to understand that refining process better (rather than simply its
**> > conclusions).
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**> Thanks. It's good of Fagin to put so many of his papers online. Seems
**> Codd's papers are harder and harder to find.
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**> I don't have anything of his before 1969. Regarding 'refining', I can't
**> guess how long he was thinking about it or whether there were mis-steps
**> that he didn't want to publish. IBM had him working on lots of other
**> things for many years. It's pretty clear, though, that he had a very
**> collaborative spirit and put his first two papers out for others to see,
**> knowing he had a good base with lots left to do.
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If not already done, I recommend you put your hands onto the following http://www.amazon.com/Cellular-Automata-E-F-Codd/dp/0121788504

The theory behind Codd's simplification and extension of Von Neuman is clearly a succesfull physical application of set theory into the context of computing. Received on Sun Nov 22 2009 - 17:13:24 CET