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Re: [xsl] What is a better word for "de-duplication"?
Date: 8/28/2006 2:57:00 AM
In the SQL world, we simply say "duplicate elimination". I know that's not "a single short word", but it is complete and unambiguous. Of course, you could always coin a word and try to sell it to the community at large :^) How about "uniquify"? I'll donate that one license free. Jim At 8/27/2006 07:14 PM, Jay Bryant wrote: That's a tough one. streamline? unify? reduce? trim? None of those quite fits, though. English has a number of nouns for the basic concept, including "unique" and "distinct". However, I can't think of (or find online) a verb for that concept. FWIW (not much, I suspect) Jay Bryant Bryant Communication Services ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx> To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2006 7:41 PM Subject: [xsl] What is a better word for "de-duplication"? > I want to use a single, short word to express the act of removing > duplicates from a node-set. I remember seing the word "de-duplication" > used, however it sounds ugly. > > Could someone suggest a better word, please? > > -- > Cheers, > Dimitre Novatchev > --------------------------------------- > Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence. > --------------------------------------- > To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk ======================================================================== Jim Melton --- Editor of ISO/IEC 9075-* (SQL) Phone: +1.801.942.0144 Co-Chair, W3C XML Query WG; F&O (etc.) editor Fax : +1.801.942.3345 Oracle Corporation Oracle Email: jim dot melton at oracle dot com 1930 Viscounti Drive Standards email: jim dot melton at acm dot org Sandy, UT 84093-1063 USA Personal email: jim at melton dot name ======================================================================== = Facts are facts. But any opinions expressed are the opinions = = only of myself and may or may not reflect the opinions of anybody = = else with whom I may or may not have discussed the issues at hand. = ========================================================================