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DB Table Name commInterpretation
Table Community Interpretation
Notes This table tracks the assignment of specific community concepts to plot observations
Field DB Field Name Req'd? Data Type Misc Flag List? Definition
ID COMMINTERPRETATION_ID no serial PK no Database generated identifier assigned to each unique assignment of a community concept to a plot observation.
Community Classification COMMCLASS_ID required Integer FK no Link to the commClassification table identifying the specific classification event.
Community Concept COMMCONCEPT_ID no Integer FK no Link to the communityConcept table identifying the specific community concept being applied.
Class Fit classFit no varchar (50) n/a closed Indicates the degree of fit with the community concept being assigned. Values derive from Gopal, S., and Woodcock, C. (1994), Theory and methods for accuracy assessment of thematic maps using fuzzy sets. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 60(2):181-188.
Class Confidence classConfidence no varchar (15) n/a closed Indicates the degree of confidence of the interpreter(s) in the interpretation made. This can reflect the level of familiarity with the classification or the sufficiency of information about the plot (e.g., High, Moderate, Low).
Community Authority Reference commAuthority_ID no Integer FK no Link to the reference from which information on the community concept was obtained during the classification event. (A case could be made for this being moved to reference.)
Notes notes no text n/a no Notes pertaining to the classification analysis and decision.
Typal type no Boolean n/a no This assignment is the type description for the community concept, as indicated in the publication referenced in commClass.classPublication_ID (NOT the commAuthority_ID of this commInterpretation table).
Nomenclatural Type nomenclaturalType no Boolean n/a no Typal plot for the Braun-Blanquet community name.