10.7 Summary

CG syntax

You need to know how to write CGs in Amine. You may find the summary of the Syntax section useful.

Canon and definition

super, x_source, y_target

The three keywords super, x_source, and y_target may be placed after the colon in a concept.

  • super is used to indicate that the concept type in question is the supertype of the concept being defined:

    [concept type: super]

  • x_source is used to indicate that the concept in question is to be attached to the incoming arc ("-") of the relation being defined or described.

    [concept type: x_source]-relation

    or:

    relation-[concept type: x_source]

  • y_target is used to indicate that the concept in question is to be attached to the outgoing arc ("->" or "<-") of the relation being defined or described.

    relation->[concept type: y_target]

    or:

    [concept type: y_target]<-relation

Setting the Canon or the Definition

To set the canon or the definition of a conceptual structure:

  1. Close the contents pane if it is open (click the "Close" button in the contents pane).
  2. Navigate to the conceptual structure which you wish to define or describe.
  3. Click on the concept type to select it.
  4. Right-click on the concept typeSelect "Show Content" from the pop-up menu.
  5. In the content pane, write a CG in either the Definition area or the Canon area (or both).
  6. Click the "Set" button of the Canon or Definition which you have written.
  7. If everything is well (the debug frame will tell you that "the CS has been set successfully"), you can close the content pane.
  8. If something is wrong, go back and correct the CG (or add the conceptual structures which are missing), then "Set" the CG again, then close the content pane.


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