See Referencing

You can exponentially increase the denseness of connectivity in the Equivalence File by invoking "See References", set with the APICP flag see.

The concept of a "See" reference is the same as in a dictionary. When looking up the word "cat", you'll get a description and a few definitions for cat. Then it may say at the end "see also pet". With See Referencing on, the equivalence list associated with the word "cat" is expanded to also include all the equivalences associated with the word "pet".

See Referencing greatly increases the general size of word sets in use in any search, increasing the chance for abstraction of concept. One would not normally invoke See Referencing, and would do so only where such abstraction was desired.

Not all equivalences have "See also" notations; but with See Referencing on, all equivalences associated with any "See also" root word will be included as part of the original. With See References off, only the root word and its equivalences will be included in that word set, regardless of whether a see reference exists or not.

See Referencing is restricted to only one level of reference, to prevent inadvertent "endless" looping or overlap of concepts. In any case, a word set will be truncated at the point it approaches 256 equivalences.

See References are denoted with the at sign (@). Enter the word preceded by `@'. For example:

     cowboy,horse,cows,@rancher
     rancher,plains,landowner

In normal usage, the search item "cowboy" expands to the set "cowboy", "horse", "cows" and "rancher". With see referencing invoked, "cowboy" expands to "cowboy", "horse", and "cows" as well as "rancher", "plains", and "landowner".

The see reference `@' marking in a User Equivalence file will only connect entries which are in the User Equivalence file. In the above example, the entry for "rancher" must exist in the User Equivalence to be so linked.


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