Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Fourth V -- Veracity

My February post @All Analytics.

"A fact is represented in the database not because it is categorically true, or categorically false, but only because somebody has asserted it, or has removed that assertion. We rely on people (and only on people!) for whatever a database system treats as true or false. When we authorize someone (or some application) to update the database, we accept their veracity, judgment, personal integrity, intelligence, comprehension, etc. insofar as the database is to have any utility. Nothing more can (or should) be said about truth and falsity." -- David McGoveran 

Read it all. (Please comment there, not here)


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