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.
|PUB||The publication that the module is part of|
|Ax||Article number x|
|Rx||Review number x|
|Tx||Thesis number x|
|MESO = ME||The collection of mesoscopic modules we created|
|MACRO = MA||The 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 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: RAxyExternal 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*'.
The characterisation of each module is given in a table that remains accessible (either hidden or visible) when the reader consults the module. Example: .
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.
|The window of a microscopic module|
|The window of a mesoscopic module|
|The window of a macroscopic module|
|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|
|Central problem m2b|
|Experimental Methods m3a|
|Theoretical Methods m3c|
|Treated results m4|
|Qualitative interpretation m5a|
|Quantitative interpretation m5b|
|Leads for further research m6b|
At the left hand side of each module, there is a `navigation panel', providing the following links:
|= 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.
Click to follow the reading path that passes through each module (within the same window).
|= 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.
Click to follow the more `readable' reading path (within the same window).
|= A link to the characterisation of the module.
Clicking the icon activates a separate 'label' window.
|= 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.
|= 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.
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.
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:
Start the complete sequential path through modularised article A08 at the module Meta-information A08m1.
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:
Start the essay-type sequential path through modularised article A08 at the module Meta-information A08m1 or at the Abstract A08m1d.
You can follow a complete or essay-type sequential path through the comments on the modules, by means of back and next buttons:
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.
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
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.
|Communicative function:||= elucidation|
|= is clarified in||= clarifies|
|Content:||= input||= output|
|= is elaborated in>||= is limited in|
|= is detailed in>||= is summarised in|
|= More context in|| = Focused on in
|= is aggregated in||= is segregated in|