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Table (DB Name)commCorrelation
TableCommunity Correlation
Field Community Convergence
DB Field Name commConvergence
Req'd? required
Data Type varchar (20)
Misc Flag n/a
References n/a
List? closed
Notes n/a
Definition This is the descriptive attribute that is used to relate the congruence between two concepts.
closed List of Values:
Value Description Sorting
equal The two concepts are exactly the same. 1
greater than The reference concept (referenced in table:Status) fully contains the correlated concept (referenced in table:Concept), but also includes additional entities. 2
less than The reference concept is fully included in the correlated concept, but the latter concept contains additional entities. 3
not equal The two concepts are not exactly the same. This leaves the possibilities that the reference concept is greater than, less than, overlapping, similar, or disjunct relative to the correlated concept. 4
overlapping The two concepts contain at least one common entity, and each concept also contains at least one entity that the other does not contain. Neither concept is fully contained in the other. 5
similar The two concepts contain at least one common individual. 6
disjunct The two concepts in question contain no common entities. 7
undetermined Although some correlation is likely, the party responsible for the this correlation has not made a determination. 8