Re: compound propositions
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 14:09:05 -0300
> David BL wrote:
>> So back to your statement, I would say that there is a 1:1 >> correspondence from relation (= set of tuples) to a boolean valued >> function that is true for tuples in that relation and false >> otherwise.
Indeed. One is the predicate and the other is the extension of the predicate. A relation is an extension of a predicate.
>> This boolean valued function can be said to represent a >> predicate under an interpretation but I'm not sure if that's what you >> mean. More specifically, what do you mean by "satisfy" when you say >> relations satisfy predicates? >> ...
> A relation satisfies one or more predicates when its attribute names
> match the variable names apparent in the predicates and the attribute
> types are applicable for whatever manipulations (eg., aggregation) the
> predicate states.
> (I just say 'satisfies' to avoid suggesting that a predicate has a truth
> value. Don't see anything wrong with talking about correspondence
> between relations and functions, just seems more to the point to think
> of another correspondence - tuples that indicate whether propositions
> are true or false.)
Received on Thu Mar 18 2010 - 18:09:05 CET