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Re: [ontolog-forum] Prospects made into Customers and Vice Versa

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From: John F Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:26:48 -0400
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On 10/28/2015 2:26 AM, Edward Barkmeyer wrote:
> I agree with this, and I would hope that most of us do:    (01)

>> I identify relational tables as types whose tokens are the rows of
>> those tables. By aligning this interpretation with the perhaps more
>> familiar one of relational tables as statement schemas and rows of those
>> tables as statements resulting from instantiating each of the variables
>> in those schemas     (02)

I agree.    (03)

> 'Existence' is always in a particular world/universe, and the average
> business database these days may cover a complex of actualities,
> hypotheses, and facts about types-as-things (as in decision tables)
>  a world that consists of different kinds of worlds.    (04)

I would add that every DB about plans for future products and actions
refers to many things that do not exist and perhaps never will.    (05)

A DB for dealing with emergencies and disasters refers to things
that everyone hopes will not exist.    (06)

John    (07)

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