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3. Range-based relations

Because of the  composition of articles into sets of articles about the same project, we have defined different types of modules by the range of the information, to facilitate multiple use of modules in such a set (see section 4.2.4. As a consequence of this definition, we can identify range-based relations between microscopic, mesoscopic  and macroscopic modules . If a microscopic module (which is part of an individual article) is linked to a mesoscopic module (which has a range corresponding to a research project) or a macroscopic  module (with an even wider range), that link express an asymmetric `range-based relation', indicating which module has a wider range.

In this manner, transitions from microscopic to mesoscopic  or macroscopic  modules, and from mesoscopic to macroscopic modules are marked explicitly.4.31 Range-based relations are made explicit only in links that are created for the representation of other relations.

   
Figure 4.10: Administrative relations.