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Re: [ontolog-forum] Is there something I missed?

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From: Mitch Harris <maharri@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 14:05:08 -0500
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On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 1:41 PM, Matthew West <dr.matthew.west@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear Mitch
>> - Any (relational) database schema describes a set of relations/an
>> ontology and most are extremely multi-ary.
> [MW] Yes but these are mostly denormalisations to overcome the costs of
> table joins.    (01)

Are you saying that most of the table schemas you see in rdb's have
large numbers of fields because they were purposefully re-enginneered
that way (from collections of binary relations) in order to make
access (and joins) more efficient?    (02)

Mitch Harris    (03)

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