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Table 1 List of Region-Based Granularity Perspectives for each given spatio-structural frame of reference (compare with Fig. 5); nrG = non-scale dependent single-relation granularity type, sgrG = scale-dependent grain size with respect to resolution [61]

From: Levels and building blocks—toward a domain granularity framework for the life sciences

Level-Specific Granularity Perspective Granulation Criterion Granularity Type Granulation Relation # Levels
Region-Based Building Block Cluster Granularity Perspective ‘fiat [building block] part’
‘fiat [building block] part’
‘group of fiat [building block] level entities’
‘fiat [building block]cluster’
properPartOf
properPartOf
hasProperPart
hasProperPart
‘group of fiat [building block] level entities’ OR
‘fiat [building block] cluster’;
‘fiat [building block] part’ OR
‘fiat [building block] part’
nrG proper parthood 2
Region-Based Building Block Part Granularity Perspective ‘fiat [building block] part’
‘[building block]’
properPartOf
hasProperPart
‘[building block]’;
‘fiat [building block] part’
nrG proper parthood 2
Region-Based Fiat Building Block Aggregate Granularity Perspective ‘[building block]’
‘[building block]’
‘fiat [building block] cluster’
‘scattered fiat [building block] entity’
properPartOf
properPartOf
hasProperPart
hasProperPart
‘fiat [building block] cluster’ OR
‘scattered fiat [building block] entity’;
‘[building block]’ OR
‘[building block]’
nrG proper parthood 2
Region-Based Fiat Building Block Part Granularity Perspective ‘fiat [building block] part’
‘fiat [building block] part’
properPartOf
hasProperPart
‘fiat [building block] part’;
‘fiat [building block] part’
nrG proper parthood
Region-Based Fiat Building Block Cluster Granularity Perspective ‘fiat [building block] cluster’
‘fiat [building block] cluster’
properPartOf
hasProperPart
‘fiat [building block] cluster’;
‘fiat [building block] cluster’
nrG proper parthood
Region-Based Group of Building Block Level Objects Granularity Perspective ‘group of [building block] level objects’
‘group of [building block] level objects’
properPartOf
hasProperPart
‘group of [building block] level objects’;
‘group of [building block] level objects’
nrG proper parthood many
Region-Based Group of Fiat Building Block Level Entities Granularity Perspective ‘group of fiat [building block] level entities’
‘group of fiat [building block] level entities’
properPartOf
hasProperPart
‘group of fiat [building block] level entities’;
‘group of fiat [building block] level entities’
nrG proper parthood