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Table 1 Definitions based on Smith and Ceusters [25]

From: Diagnosis, misdiagnosis, lucky guess, hearsay, and more: an ontological analysis

Term Definition
INFORMATION CONTENT ENTITY An ENTITY which is (1) GENERICALLY DEPENDENT on (2) some MATERIAL ENTITY and which is (3) concretized by a QUALITY (a) inhering in the MATERIAL ENTITY and (b) that is_about some PORTION OF REALITY
INFORMATION QUALITY ENTITY A REPRESENTATION that is the concretization of some INFORMATION CONTENT ENTITY
REPRESENTATION A QUALITY which is_about or is intended to be about a PORTION OF REALITY
MENTAL QUALITY A QUALITY which specifically depends on an ANATOMICAL STRUCTURE in the cognitive system of an organism
COGNITIVE REPRESENTATION A REPRESENTATION which is a MENTAL QUALITY
Relation Explanation
x is_about y x refers to or is cognitively directed towards y. Domain: representations; Range: portions of reality
x concretizes y x is a QUALITY and y is a GENERICALLY DEPENDENT CONTINUANT (GDC) and for some MATERIAL ENTITY z, x specifically_depends_on z at t and y generically_depends_on z at t, and if y migrates from bearer z to another bearer w then a copy of x will be created in w.
x is_conformant_to y =def. x is an INFORMATION QUALITY ENTITY and y is a COGNITIVE REPRESENTATION and there is some GDC g such that x concretizes g and y concretizes g.