Legenda



Identification of the modules

Unique identification of the modules

In the examples, the modules carry a corpus-specific unique identification. This minimal identification encodes the conceptual function and the level of the information. For microscopic modules, it also encodes the number of the article that the module is a component of. The modularised articles in the examples are identified as respectively A05 and A08. The identification distinguishes between different domain-oriented labels, without encoding them. The other bibliographic data characterising a module, such as the author names and the publication dates, apply to the article as a whole. Therefore these bibliographic data are indirectly encoded in the article number.

The root of the characterisation of the modules is `PUB-my', in which PUB identifies the publication of which the module is a part and my identifies the module as it is distinguished from the conceptual function and the physics point of view.

PUBThe publication that the module is part of
AxArticle number x
RxReview number x
Tx Thesis number x
MESO = ME The collection of mesoscopic modules we created
MACRO = MAThe collection of macroscopic modules we created

Identifying the publication

The number of the article is given in the bibliography of the corpus in Appendix B. The articles and the publications in Letters journals, both of the core of the corpus and the related research, are numbered chronologically. The review papers and the thesis are identified separately as Rx and Tx respectively.

The meso- and macroscopic modules carry a label containing `MESO-my' (abbreviated as ME-my) or `MACRO-my' (MA-my). As these modules do not directly correspond to original articles, they are not distinguished by the standard bibliographic data. In order to make the identification somewhat more intuitive, the physics characterisation of these modules is encoded in an abbreviation. For example, MESO-m3c-mod identifies the mesoscopic Theoretical methods module on the atom-atom model for molecular collisions.

Indentifying the module by conceptual function and physics content: my

m1 = Meta-information m3 = Methods
m1a = Bibliographic information m3a = Experimental methods
m1b = Physical index terms m3b = Numerical methods
m1c = `Map of contents' m3c = Theoretical methods
m1d = Abstract m4 = Results
m1e = List of References m4a Raw data
m1f = Acknowledgements m4b = Treated results
m2 = Positioning m5 = Interpretation
m2a = Situation m5a = Qualitative interpretation
m2b = Central problem m5b = Quantitative interpretation
m6 = Outcome
m6a = Findings
m6b = Leads for further research
For the identification Ax-my, the number of the module my is determined firstly by the conceptual function as given in table 1.1. Constituent modules based on a differentiation in the physics characterisation are indicated as Ax-myz, where z enumerates the constituent modules (i,ii,iii,...), and further differentiation as Ax-myz$\alpha$, where $\alpha$ enumerates the constituent modules of the constituent modules (1,2,3,...).

For example, the Treated results in [Delvigne and Los, 1973] are identified with the code A08-m4b, the experimental component of those Treated results with A08-m4bi and the particular treated results on the experimental cross section with A08-m4bi1.

External references: RAxy

External references, to particular modules or articles outside the corpus, are encoded as where Ax is the code of the article in which the reference is given, and y the number of that reference in the list of references.

A reference to an entire article corresponds to a reference to its module Meta-information m1. We indicate a reference to a module that is not available in modularised articles as `m*'.

Labels and colour codes

The characterisation of each module is given in a table that remains accessible (either hidden or visible) when the reader consults the module. Example: [Show the characterisation of the module].

The modules are colour coded following the conceptual function (e.g. Methods modules are marked in red and Results modules green) and by the range (the background of microscopic modules is white and that of modules with a wider range is darker grey). In addition, the difference between complex modules, with a module summary, and elementary modules is encoded in the intensity of the colour: module summaries are intenser.

In each module, the colour coded navigation panel provides access to the label and the navigation menu summarising the links of the module, to the map of contents of the article, to the legenda of the demo and to our comments on the module. Also, the complete sequential path and the essay-type sequential path can be followed via this navigation bar.

Range

The window of a microscopic module
The window of a mesoscopic module
The window of a macroscopic module

Conceptual function

The navigationbar of the modules Link expressing proximity relation and type of target
Same article Same project External
Complex module Meta-information m1
Constituent modules Meta-information m1
Positioning m2
Situation m2a
Central problem m2b
Methods m3
Experimental Methods m3a
Theoretical Methods m3c
Results m4
Treated results m4
Interpretation m5
Qualitative interpretation m5a
Quantitative interpretation m5b
Outcome m6
Findings m6a
Leads for further research m6b

Navigation panel

At the left hand side of each module, there is a `navigation panel', providing the following links:

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[Step back on the COMPLETE sequential path to the module Positioning (link type: SQ-BACK/is part of; target: A08-m2)] = Step back on the COMPLETE sequential path.
Click to go take a step back (within the same window).
[Next step on the COMPLETE sequential path: to the module Acknowledgements (link type: SQ-NEXT/essay-next; target: A08-m2b)] = Next step on the COMPLETE sequential path.
Click to follow the reading path that passes through each module (within the same window).
[Step back on the ESSAY-TYPE sequential path to the module Meta-information (link type: ESSAY-BACK/To meta-information; target: A08-m1d)] = Step back on the ESSAY-TYPE sequential path.
Click to take a step back (within the same window).
[Next step on the ESSAY-TYPE sequential path: to the module Central problem (link type: ESSAY-NEXT/sq-next; target: A08-m2b)] Next step on the ESSAY-TYPE sequential path.
Click to follow the more `readable' reading path (within the same window).
[Show the characterisation of the module] = A link to the characterisation of the module.
Clicking the icon activates a separate 'label' window.
[Show the navigation menu of the module] = A link to the naviation menu in which all links FROM the module at hand to other modules , as well as all links referring TO this module are listed.
Clicking the icon activates a separate `menu' window.
The menu is clickable and provides access to the modules it mentions.
[To the Map of contents] = A link to the `map of contents', providing an overview of the article.
Clicking the icon activates a separate `map' window.
The map of contents is clickable and provides access to the modules drawn in the map.
[Legenda]


[Contents
of the thesis]
= A link to the Contents of the entire thesis.
Clicking the icon activates a separate `Table of Contents' window.
[Comments] = A link to my comments on the module, concerning the modularisation process leading to the module and/or the module itself.
Clicking activates a separate 'comments' window.

Windows

For the following, we use seperate windows:
  1. The start of the demo is presented in the basic window
  2. The modules themselves
  3. The characterisations of the modules
  4. The naviation menus of the modules
  5. The map of contents
  6. The comments on the modules
  7. The legenda

Paths

Complete sequential path through the modular article

To consult all modules in a modular article, follow the complete sequential path by . Click the icons, to go to respectively the previous module and the next module along this path:
[Step back on the COMPLETE sequential path] [Next step on the COMPLETE sequential path]
Start the complete sequential path through modularised article A08 at the module Meta-information A08m1.

Essay-type sequential path through the modular article

Follow the essay-type sequential path to consult the modules in the most "readable" sequence. This path avoids redundant summaries, as well as modules that are less suitable when reading the article as a whole, such as lists of index terms (e.g. A08-m1b) and raw data (if any). Click the icons, to go to respectively the previous module and the next module along this path:
[Step back on the COMPLETE sequential path] [Next step on the COMPLETE sequential path]
Start the essay-type sequential path through modularised article A08 at the module Meta-information A08m1 or at the Abstract A08m1d.

Consulting the modules non-sequentially

You can consult the modules non-sequentially, by the following means:
  1. Follow the links representing various organisational and scientific discourse relations, made explicit in the `body' of the modules themselves, i.e. in the text, the figures, the tables or any other representation format. You can make the label of a link visible in a `flag' by putting the mouse on the icon. You can activite the link by clicking on the icon. Example: [particulars on the measurements in the Experimental methods module (link type: 'depends on/essay-back'; target: A08-m3a)]
  2. Follow the links listed in the navigation menu associated to the module. (Example).
  3. In the Map of contents, click on the module that you are interested in. (Example).

Paths through the comments

You can follow a complete or essay-type sequential path through the comments on the modules, by means of back and next buttons: [Step back on the COMPLETE sequential path] [Next step on the COMPLETE sequential path][Step back on the COMPLETE sequential path] [Next step on the COMPLETE sequential path].
From the comments on a module, you can go to the module itself by the link provided at the top. (Example)
Start the complete sequential path through the comments on modularised article A08 at the comments on the Meta-information A08m1.

  
Navigation Menu

The main navigation menu, with links between module in the same or other article remains accessible (either hidden or visible) when the reader consults the module. An example of a navigation menu [Show the navigation menu of the module]
In the navigation menu, the links leading to this module as a target are indicated on the left-hand side. On the right hand side, the links starting from this module as a source are listed. In A08, Targets that are referred to from the text are enclosed in [brackets], contrary to targets that are only referred to from the navigation menu, such as the standard meta-information.

The vertical position of other modules with respect to the current one, Ax-mv indicates the relative `position' of that module in the problem-solution pattern with respect to this one (i.e. it indicates if the link points forward or backward in the problem-solution pattern).

In the hypertext version of the examples, the navigation menu and the map of contents are active. In the text, the hyperlinks between the modules are implemented in shape and colour coded icons, in which the type of the target and the proximity-based relation between the connected modules are expressed. The characterisation appear when you move the mouse onto the icon.

These figures give and overview of the various types of organisational relations and scientific discourse relations. An alphabetical lis given in Table 1.3.

 
Table 1.3: Index of the abbreviations of the labels associated to the various types of relations. An overview is also given various types of organisational relation (overview) and scientific discourse relations (overview)
ag = Aggregated in (aggregation) in = Input from (transfer)
agr = Agrees with (similarity) info = To contents (administrative)
arg = Argued in (argumentation) meta = To meta-information (administrative)
clr = Clarified in (clarification) nr = To narrower range (range-based)
cn = Contains (hierarchical) lm = Limited in (elaboration)
com = Compared to (similarity) phn = Explains (explanation)
cs = To cause (causal) pj = Project (proximity)
cx = More context in (context) pt = Part of (hierarchical)
def = Defined in (definition) out = Output to (transfer)
dis = Disagrees with (similarity) sg = Segregated in (aggregation)
dp = Depends on (dependency) sm = Summarised in (resolutions)
dt = Detailed in (resolutions) sp = Specialised in (generalisation)
ef = To effect (causal) spc = Specifications given in (specification)
elb = Elaborated in (elaboration) sq-b = Step back (complete path)
elu = Elucidated in (elucidation) sq-n = Next step (complete path)
es-b = Step back (essay-type path) stp = Provides arguments for (argumentation)
es-n = Next step (essay-type path) unc = Clarifies (clarification)
exp = Explained in (explanation) und = Defines (definition)
ext = External (proximity) une = Elucidates (elucidation)
fc = Focused on in (context) uns = Gives specifications (specification)
gn = Generalised in (generalisation) usd = Used for (dependency)
      wd = To wider range (range-based)
 

Other icons for the links

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Communicative function: [About the link (link type: i/j; target: A0xmy)] = elucidation
[About the link (link type: i/j; target: A0xmy)] = is clarified in [About the link (link type: i/j; target: A0xmy)] = clarifies
[About the link (link type: i/j; target: A0xmy)] = argumentation
Content: = input = output
[About the link (link type: i/j; target: A0xmy)] = is elaborated in [About the link (link type: i/j; target: A0xmy)] = is limited in
[About the link (link type: i/j; target: A0xmy)] = is detailed in[About the link (link type: i/j; target: A0xmy)] = is summarised in
[About the link (link type: i/j; target: A0xmy)] = More context in [About the link (link type: i/j; target: A0xmy)] = Focused on in
[About the link (link type: i/j; target: A0xmy)] = similarity
[About the link (link type: i/j; target: A0xmy)] = is aggregated in [About the link (link type: i/j; target: A0xmy)] = is segregated in