Appendix B part 2: Taxonomy of Subject Relationships

compiled by Dee Michel with the assistance of Pat Kuhr
June 1996 draft (hierarchical display)

Note: Asterisks following a relationship term in the taxonomy indicates that the term was considered by some sources to be Hierarchical and by other sources to be Associative.

ASSOCIATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

Combined ideas

Conceptually related terms

Contiguity

Definition-based contiguity

Empirical knowledge-based contiguity

Defiinitional associative relationships

Different hierarchy associative relationships

Environmental relationships

Abstract environmental relationships

Discipline/object studied pairs

Entity/framework pairs

Entity/school of thought pairs

Field of endeavor/practitioner pairs

Concrete environmental relationships

Entity/environment pairs

Entity/place pairs

Position in time and space

Process/environment of application pairs

Through situation

Situation or condition/what may occur pairs

Etymologically related associative relationships

Process issue relationships

Entity/counteragent pairs

Process/counteragent pairs

Thing/counteragent pairs

Indirect object

Instigator/process pairs*

Agent/process pairs*

Entity/counteragent pairs*

Instrument/goal pairs*

Instrument/process pairs*

Intransitive verb situations*

Process/counteragent pairs*

Method/product pairs

Process/method pairs

Process/property pairs*

Process/property of entity pairs*

Property/process performed on it pairs*

Process/recipient pairs

Action/target pairs

Entity/process pairs

Process/entity processed pairs

Process/product pairs

Producer/product pairs

Product/material pairs

Property issue associative relationships

Entity/device for measurement pairs

Entity/entity pairs

Entity/measure pairs

Process/property pairs

Process/property of entity pairs

Property/process performed on it pairs

Property/property as attribute pairs

Thing considered as attribute of another thing

Thing/application pairs

Thing/property pairs

Physical or intrinsic property

Temporary or variable property

Temporary state

Thing/abstract property pairs

Meaning overlap associative relationships

Extrasemantic relationships

Used somewhat interchangeably

Same hierarchy associative relationships

Causal relationships

Dependency relationships

Entity/predecessor pairs

Possible cause/effect pairs

Processes in sequence

Genetic predecessor relationships*

Influencing relationships

Agent/process pairs*

Entity/counteragent pairs*

Process/counteragent pairs*

Thing/counteragent pairs*

Instrument/goal pairs*

Instrument/process pairs*

Intransitive verb situations*

Process/counteragent pairs*

Process/method pairs

Raw material/product pairs

Closely related siblings

Closely related genealogical siblings

Definitionally related siblings

Frequently interchangeable siblings

Meaning overlap siblings

Substitutes

Considered as relationships

Coordinate ideas

Coordinates with no broader term

Parts of equations*

Entity studied in mutual relationship to another entity

Parts of equations*

Partitive relationships*

Composition partitive relationships*

Comprehensive partitive relationships*

Intrinsic partitive relationships*

Whole/part pairs*

Non-physical whole/part pairs*

Physical whole/part pairs*

Anatomical whole/part pairs*

Anatomical organ whole/part pairs*

Anatomical system whole/part pairs*

Artifact whole/part pairs*

Geographic whole/part pairs*

Topic inclusion*

Discipline/subdiscipline pairs*

Whole/attachment pairs*

Whole/integral part pairs*

Whole/piece pairs*

Whole/segmental part pairs*

Whole/systemic part pairs*

Anatomical system whole/part pairs*

Persons interacting in a special context

Property/property pairs

Reciprocals

Similarity

Scope issues

Generic terms

Noun not true broader term

Polysemes

Scope noted term and other possible meanings

Unspecified associative relationships

EQUIVALENCE RELATIONSHIPS

Different lexical term variants

Dialectical variants

Different root synonyms

Generic/trade name pairs

Popular/technical term pairs

Eponym/descriptive pairs

Medical/common term pairs

Style and diction variants

Superceded synonyms

Translation equivalents

Variant names for emergent concepts

Variation in formality

Lexical variants

Orthographic variants

Acronyms and abbreviations

Omitted components

Spacing and punctuation variants

Spelling variants

Stem equivalents

Derivational suffix variants

Adjective/noun pairs

Common language derivational suffix variants

Infinitive/gerund pairs

Scientific language derivational suffix variants

Verb/noun pairs

Plural/singular pairs

Irregular plural/singular pairs

Regular plural/singular pairs

Syntactic variants

Inversion variants

Phrase variants

Quasi-synonyms

Antonyms

Complementary antonyms

Conversive antonyms

Near antonyms

Scalar antonyms

Complements on a scale

Unequivalent opposites

Very loose antonyms

BT/NT issue relationships

Elements of compound terms

General to specific 'See' references

Generic posting

Near synonyms

Synonyms

Absolute synonyms

Cognitive synonyms

Contextual synonyms

Plesionyms

Same referent synonyms

Same sense synonyms

True synonyms

HIERARCHICAL RELATIONSHIPS

Class/instance pairs

Genus/species pairs

Non-inclusion hierarchical relationships

Genealogical relationships

Generic predecessor relationships*

Organizational reporting

Partitive relationships*

Composition partitive relationships*

Comprehensive partitive relationships*

Intrinsic partitive relationships*

Whole/part pairs*

Non-physical whole/part pairs*

Physical whole/part pairs*

Anatomical whole/part pairs*

Anatomical organ whole/part pairs*

Anatomical system whole/part pairs*

Artifact whole/part pairs*

Geographic whole/part pairs*

Topic inclusion*

Discipline/subdiscipline pairs*

Whole/attachment pairs*

Whole/integral part pairs*

Whole/piece pairs*

Whole/segmental part pairs*

Whole/systemic part pairs*

Anatomical system whole/part pairs*

Last Revised: May 2, 2005

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