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normalization

[‚nȯr·mə·lə′zā·shən]
(computer science)
Breaking down of complex data structures into flat files.

normalization

In relational database management, a process that breaks down data into record groups for efficient processing. There are six stages. By the third stage (third normal form), data are identified only by the key field in their record. For example, ordering information is identified by order number, and customer information by customer number. A major goal of normalization is to eliminate redundancy by having a data element represented in only one place. See functional dependency.
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Program Communication Coordinator Burcu Becermen of the Hrant Dink Foundation said that "Support for the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process" is a program implemented by a consortium of eight civil society organizations from both countries with the financial assistance of the EU under the Instrument for Stability (IfS).
Its guiding principle should be this: the pace of normalization and cooperation must be dictated by the two
Rather, the hope is to clarify the purpose of normalization, as lack of understanding of the goal often leads to students' lack of appreciation of the power of the technique.
Both the denuclearization moves and the envisaged normalization process may see some twists depending on how the reclusive Communist state responds to steps toward denuclearization.
After normalization, researchers can take a basic count of changes in gene expression.
For the Sudanese government, we have continued to make clear that normalization of our relationship will be contingent not only on the signing of a peace agreement, but also on full implementation in good faith as well as allowing unrestricted humanitarian access to suffering populations, continuing cooperation to combat terrorism, and respect for human rights.
The impression we are led t o have is that this emphasis on normalization is a post-World War IL phenomenon, but the same language that expresses it may be found in the interwar period.
The Mainichi said, ''It is a practical decision to resume the normalization talks.
Perhaps most important, some Japanese leaders have begun to demonstrate repentance for their country's behavior in WWII and comprehend the potential impact of military normalization on Japan's neighbors.
For men, the normalization process is a goal-oriented strategy designed to control women and prove their own masculinity.
A life-table analysis showed almost 50% of the 65 patients had complete normalization of ALT in the thymosin combination treated group and in less than 20% of the interferon-only treated group.
Rather than provide normalization, it was intended to shelter the individual from normal frustrations, problems, and risks while allowing him to experience an attenuated form of normal task requirements on the job (e.