You can exponentially increase the denseness of connectivity in the
Equivalence File by invoking "See References", set with the APICP
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 "
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 "
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:
In normal usage, the search item "
cowboy" expands to the set
rancher". With see referencing invoked, "
expands to "
horse", and "
well as "
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.