Knowledge Architect/Reference/FAQ Bullets/Relations

What Are Relations?

  • Relations are one of the most fundamental knowledge-resource archetypes
  • Relations are probably the most common resource archetype.
  • Relations are fundamental to logic and typically support association, aggregation, composition, relationship, and collaboration
  • Relations cover a wide range, from simple associations to complex processes
  • Relations are knowledge resources that qualify the relationship and influence that subject resources can exercise on object resources
  • Relations typically have subject and object qualities, as well as relationship and entitlement qualifiers (e.g. qualities
  • Relation resources aggregate other resources into more compound resources
  • Relations define, qualify, and control resource relationships
  • Relations define resource capabilities, rights, entitlement, and behavior
  • Relations are resource archetypes characterized by their relational qualities (ex: subjects, objects, relation qualifiers)