#100 range

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2011-03-10
2007-03-07
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name: range
defintion:

increased range
decreased range

should this be come kind of relative distance measurement? or maybe a synonym?

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  • Georgios V. Gkoutos

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    How do you intent to use it ? Can you give an example ? Range has several different meanings.

     
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  • Nicole Washington

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    what spawned this idea was because i tried to capture the phenotype:

    decreased visual field.

    there's no concept of a visual field. but i thought i might be able to capture 'range of vision'.

    but maybe my use is incorrect because 'vision' is a process, and i'm trying to apply a spatial measurement to that. yeah that doesn't seem correct.

    but! if i did have a concept of "visual field" then the usage of this range would be correct.

    the idea is that there's a normal range of vision, and abnormal... that abnormal range is probably 'decreased range'

     
  • Georgios V. Gkoutos

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    I see - thanks for the example. How would you define range ? Wouldn't this be covered by distance ? Or decreased/increased ?

     
  • Nicole Washington

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    i think the limitation with using the term 'distance' for this is because a visual range reflects some distances in 3D space but since it depends on the observer, the distance is also dependent on an angle from the origination point. additional, with this particular example i think range is also the depth in front.

    there could be 'narrow range', 'wide range' (which i interpret as horizontal-axis), 'deep range', 'shallow range' (which i interpret as z-axis), and others (i can't think of) for y-axis.

     
  • Georgios V. Gkoutos

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    Hi Nicole,

    I have been thinking about range.. I view it as quality of qualities, (you can use to qualify further other qualities such as distance height etc.) We still have not figured what's the best way to do this in BFO. At the moment we would probably have to create range and children such as range of distance, range of height etc. It should also probably be added as a child of dimensionless unit in the UO.

    Let's see what other people think.

    George

     
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