It was something I had from a number of years ago that was never fully vetted, so I'm more than happy to improve it in any way that makes sense.
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Thanks for a well thought through set of
definitions we can discuss and debate. It’s a great beginning, but I
have a quibble about one item, specifically:
A Grammar is a means of applying rules to
Grammars don’t create meaning, they
Your related statement:
A Syntax is a set of rules for
structuring elements, such as words and symbols within a grammar.
is correct, and more accurate, in that it
doesn’t mention the word “meaning”. The only source of meaning is a human
(or other subjective being) which bases meaning on that human’s stored experiences,
emotions, values and goals. Said experiences, emotions values and goals are
unique to that human.
Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com
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On Feb 13, 2014, at 6:16 PM, Frank Guerino wrote:
A Data Dictionary defines "data" by giving you details about that
data element (e.g. Attribute/Field Name, Description, Data Type, Constraints,
So a data dictionary does NOT contain artifacts such as systems,
programs, data structures, subroutines, etc. and all the other systems thingies
that manipulate data elements?
Just wish I could do some sort of Venn diagram here as most of these
terms are heavily overlapping.
Is this description of a data dictionary saying that a metadata
repository is different from a data dictionary?
If they're different, what are the differences?