Re: Emergent Learning LO2051

Grant B. Harris (
11 Jul 95 10:30:21 EDT

Replying to LO1984 --

Carol Anne --

> I'll agree that you won't get a database (or DBMS) to *synthesize*
> that wisdom, but I assert that not only *can* you store this kind
> of knowledge (once articulated by a human being) in a database...
> you already have.

I have to lean in Michael's direction. I would venture to say that
knowledge is something that happens in a person's mind. Information is
something that you store in a database. Such information may help to
create knowledge, but I have yet to see a database system that does
anything more 'knowledgeable' than store and manipulate symbols.

   Grant B. Harris
   Workframe, Inc.
   Cambridge, Massachusetts