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Table (DB Name)plantCorrelation
TablePlant Correlation
Field Plant Convergence
DB Field Name plantConvergence
Req'd? required
Data Type varchar (20)
Misc Flag n/a
References n/a
List? closed
Notes closed list
Definition This is the descriptive attribute that is used to relate the congruence between two concepts. The concept that is represented in the party perspective, via the Status_ID field is [this field, i.e. <,>,=] the concept represented in Concept_ID field. As normally used, (no Longer Valid Concept) [convergence] (Valid Concept). For example, if a concept is split, the convergence would be 'greater than' (The old concept is 'greater than' the new concept).
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 individual, and each concept also contains at least one individual 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 individuals. 7
undetermined Although some correlation is likely, the party responsible for the this correlation has not made a determination. 8