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Table 2 Operations over the conceptual map

From: Exploring and linking biomedical resources through multidimensional semantic spaces

Operation Back-end action Client-side action
drillDown (D i , c) Retrieve the children of c in dimension D i Visualization of direct sub-concepts of c and the bridges involved by them.
contains (D i , c, kywds) Check if c has some sub-concept c' mathing kywds If true, the concept c is visualized with a different color.
drillThrough (D i , c) Retrieve the ranking of items d annotated with c by rel(d, c) = Rd[c] Visualization in a tab (one for each indexed collection) of the ranked list of objects with their metadata and cross-references.
drillThrough (D i , b) Get the ranking of items d supporting the selected bridge b = (c1, c2) by rel(d, b) = rel(d, c1) ·rel(d, c2) Visualization in a tab of the ranked list of objects with their metadata and cross-references.
conceptRemoval (D i , c) None Removal of c from D i and all its bridges.
conceptSelection (D i , c) None Removal of all other concepts and their bridges in D i except for c.
  1. This table describes the main operations over a conceptual map and the actions they involve in both the back-end (e.g., database server) and the client-side (e.g., the browser).