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The following steps test if a predicate - concept subsumes a candidate - concept .

  1. Test if candidate - concept is an inactive concept:
  2. Test if the candidate - concept is identical to the predicate - concept . :
    • If candidate - concept. id == predicate - concept. id the concepts are identical:
      • Exit with result true (accept equivalent).
  3. Test if the predicate - concept is one of the supertype ancestors of the candidate - concept :

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