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Re: What is a better word for "de-duplication"?
Subject: Re: What is a better word for "de-duplication"?|
From: Andrew Franz <afranz0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 21:39:52 +1000
James Fuller wrote:
Abel Online wrote:
Jim Melton wrote:
I think that my serious suggestion a couple of days ago got lost
because of my joke. The joke was "uniquify". The serious
suggestion was "duplicate elimination". That is very clear, not
ambiguous, easy to say, and doesn't depend on any vocabulary that
requires further explanation.
I'd go for "duplicates elimination". At first I didn't really got it:
did you mean eliminating things twice (you only live twice, so you
can die twice?) but then I saw it: you meant eliminating duplicates!
;) Since duplicates never arive one at a time (they wouldn't be
duplicate (n) if they were), I think the plural is in place here.
I doubt that as much as 5% of the users of XQuery, SQL, and even
XSLT will be able to figure out what "node factorisation" means --
heck, even I'm uncertain why you think that the term is sufficiently
meaningful to seriously suggest it.
I admit, I confess! I belong to the other 95 %. I thought
factorisation had something to do with the exclamation mark in
mathematics: 5! = 1*2*3*4*5 = 120. Or the other way around: finding
unique factors gives you all prime numbers that multiplied together
give you your query number (isn't that called factoring out a number?).
deduping is sexy librarin term for this...
perhaps there is some term from set theory with converting
multisets(bags) to sets using lesser known symmetric difference
operation with a 2 copies of itself (and another operation)...cant
remember/think too late to google
in SQL/RDBMS world I think making something 'distinct' is clear enough
-- Jim Fuller
I like it.
It's fine I suppose to want a new name for a rose but to favour what
exists over new-fangled twists is the higher road for dabblers with code.
"Select 'DISTINCT' as succinct and repudiate deduplicate".
If we must invent new words, I like 'uniquify" and humbly submit 'primevate'
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