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Hierarchy of Sorts

Sort Specification and Examples

abs (Abstraction from Situation)

Situational objects [abs] are divided into:

ent (Entity)

Entity [ent]: is the most general sort given to the class of conceptual entities.
Means for Expressing Classification and Stratification

fe (Formal Entity)

Formal entities [fe]: represent extralingual objects (formulas, drawings, pictures, etc.), which play an important role in multimedia documents.
Examples:at the top of the diagram, the area in the top right corner, etc.

gr (Graduator)

Graduators [gr]: Graduators are used for a more detailed specification of properties and quantities and are divided into:

o (Object)

Objects [o]:
There are two types of objects: Concrete Objects [co] and Abstract Objects [ab]

Concrete Objects [co] can be divided into:

Abstract Objects [ab] are products of human reasoning and can further be divided into:

ql (Quality)

Qualities [ql] or specifications of properties can be best classified as follows: Properties in the narrower sense [p], Relational qualities [rq] and Functional qualities [fq]

Properties in the narrower sense [p] are semantically total qualities [tq] and gradable qualities [gq] which can be assigned to entities as a characteristic.

qn (Quantity)

Quantities [qn]: Expresses the quantitative aspect of concepts, mainly numbers and measurements.

sd (Situation Descriptor)

Situations or states of affairs [sd] are divided into:

si (Situation)

Situations [si]: or states of affairs mirror the constellation of objects, their modes of being, or the changes they are undergoing. It is possible to distinguish between static situations [st] and dynamic situations [dy].

Static situations (states) [st]: physical states as well as psychic states, expressed by means of nouns. Examples: being pale with hunger, having a temperature of, having a serious illness. etc.







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