Range is a set of different distinct variants of the same general type or term


Range is a set of different distinct variants of the same general type or Term. Ranges are similar to Term Instances in sense that both entities provide ways to express different meanings in the text. Term Instances mostly deal with language and different meaning of words. Ranges on the other hand deal with explicit variations in meanings of concepts. Ranges can have multiple dimensions in which variations of the same concept can be constructed.

Examples of Ranges:

Ranges have two main aspects - definition and usage.

Definition of Ranges

Ranges are defined explicitly by creating an instance of entity Range and filling in appropriate properties. Link to create Ranges can be found here - Create a Range.

Ranges have following properties:

  • Title - Title of the Range.
  • Terms - Title is divided into words and/or phrases where each such division token is treated as a Term. If a Term needs to be highlighted by giving explicit meaning, then such Term needs to be linked to appropriate existing Term entity and additionally a Term Instance if specific term variation is used.
  • Qualification of the dimension
    • Qualification of min side of the Range
    • Qualification of max side of the Range
  • Points - Points of variation in a Range
    • Numeric Value - Numeric value of the Point to help order Points in a desired order
    • Name - Name of the Point
    • Explanation - Short explanation, non-HTML text.
    • Full Explanation - Full text explanation of the Point. Extra details or information that did not fit into other structured properties can be added. Explanation supports Markdown syntax and can include other Entities.
    • Added Properties - Each point optionally adds new properties to the Term.
  • Explanation - Full text explanation of the Range. Extra details or information that did not fit into other structured properties can be added. Explanation supports Markdown syntax and can include other Entities.
  • References - One or more reference to outside literature where further information can be found.
  • Context - Specific Context that groups Ranges into relevant groups.
  • Tags - One or more tags used to provide simple linking of Entities into simple ad hoc contexts.
  • Url - Sanitized name of the Range to be used in technical linking of the Range.

Example Range can be inspected here:

Definition of God
  • Mysterious God
  • Deistic God
  • Theistic God
  • God of Christianity

Ranges can be embedded into any full text explanation field by using following syntax:

#range([Url or text of the Range])

Usage of Ranges

Ranges describe how the Term can have multiple differing meanings in a specific dimension.

Ranges are meant to be included in other Entities to show how the difference in meaning is relevant for specific problem.

Last updated on 7/12/2021

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