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Consider the following set of defining relationships :
Based on the above five relationships it is possible to infer a new relationship:
The definition of |Hand pain| can thus be viewed in three semantically identical forms:
2. With the additional inferred relationship:
The result of manipulations like this is that several distinct views of the logical abstract model can be described based on the manner in which they are derived.
Different views of concept definitions vary in one or more of the following three dimensions:
- Flattened or nested;
- Stated or inferred;
Direction and extent of logical transformation
These three dimensions are considered in the following subsections of this guide.