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Rules for Levels in Choices Box

Rules for Levels in Choices Box There are potentially Ten Levels of Knowledge listed in the Choices Box 1. Terms 2. Definition 3. Explanations 4. Titles 5. Partial Contents 6. Full Contents 7. Internal Analyses 8. External Analyses 9. Restorations 10. Reconstructions When we enter the system the first 4 levels are active and highlighted. 1. Terms 2. Definition 3. Explanations 4. Titles There is a practical reason for this. Unitl we choose a title we cannot have partial or fuill contents or analyses of contents. When we choose a Title the active list expands to 6: 1. Terms 2. Definition 3. Explanations 4. Titles 5. Partial Contents 6. Full Contents When we choose Full Contents the full list becomes active to include different kinds of analysis: 1. Terms 2. Definition 3. Explanations 4. Titles 5. Partial Contents 6. Full Contents 7. Internal Analyses 8. External Analyses 9. Restorations 10. Reconstructions This format basically remains constant throughout the diiferent levels (basic, intermediate, advanced) and modes (look up, study, research). When we choose an individual term SUMS automatically searches in external sources for basic additonal information with respect to the first three options. If it finds nothing, the list remains unchanged. Terms SUMS initially checks if the term chosen happens to have an official scientific classification linked with it. For instance, if we choose the term apple, SUMS finds a result and shows us Further Terms: 1. Terms Further Terms 2. Definitions 3. Explanations 4. Titles 5. Partial Contents 6. Full Contents Now clicking on Clicking on Further Terms takes us to a Scientific Clssification or botanical taxonomy as found in Wiki: RELATIONS: Subsumptive Apple 1. Domain:Plantae 2. Kingdom:Plantae 3. Division:Magnoliophyta 4. Class:Magnoliopsida 5. Order:Rosales 6. Family:Rosaceae 7. Subfamily:Maloideae 8. Genus:Malus 9. Species:M domestica Clicking on any of these terms takes us into the botanical details of apples. At later stages of the system when SUMS finds multiple examples of Further Terms, SUMS lists these sources so we can choose one. Definitions A Knowledge Package typically offers a quick introductory definition of a term. Further Definitions are in Dictionaries. In Basic level SUMS initially checks in the One Look Dictionary to see if it has entries under that term. If there are no entries, then the Choices Box remains unchanged. If there are entries, SUMS adds a new option, Further Defitintions: 1. Terms 2. Definitions Further Definitions 3. Explanations 4. Titles 5. Partial Contents 6. Full Contents If the term is Apples, One Look has entries, so when we click on Further Definitons, we go to One Look and see a list of 59 dictionaries which define Apple. When we move to Intermediate and Advanced Levels, the number of dictionaries that SUMS searches automatically increases. The principle remains the same. Now if we click on Further Defintions, SUMS takes us to all the dictionaries in which it found entires. In the case of apple, we find: PERSONAL TERM: Apple 1. Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary 2. Dictionary.com 3. One Look Dictionary Search Clicking on these takes us to that term in the given dictionary. Explanations The same principle applies to Explanations in Encyclopedias. If SUMS finds entries, we see the option Further Explanations. 1. Terms 2. Definitions 3. Explanations Further Explanations 4. Titles 5. Partial Contents 6. Full Contents Maximal Case in Basic Level 1. Terms Further Terms 2. Definitions Further Definitions 3. Explanations Further Explanations 4. Titles 5. Partial Contents 6. Full Contents
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