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Data and Reality: A Timeless Perspective on Perceiving and Managing Information in Our Imprecise World, 3rd Edition by William Kent

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Praise for Data and Reality

 

An excellent, philosophical discussion of the problems inherent in describing the real world. There is nothing really similar to this work. I think that all database researchers should read this document.

 
 --Mike Senko, 1978
 

I expect the book to be one of the most frequently quoted ones for the next few years. It is unique in being an almost exhaustive, condensed rendition of the typical problems encountered. The most striking strong point is its penetration into major database technology headaches…. Many well-chosen examples and the lucid style make it easy to read.

 
 --Reiner Durcholz, 1978
 

Kent has produced a rather remarkable and highly readable short work…the most important things he has to say are philosophical ...

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