Note: Concept relations form the basis for concept systems. Types of concept relation can include:
Note: Generic relations can be characterized in that all concepts that belong to the category of the narrower concept (the species) are part of the extension of the broader concept (the genus).
Example: There is a generic relation between the concept fruit and the concept apple.
Description: A hierachical relation in which the superordinate concept refers to an object as a whole and the subordinate concepts to parts of it.
Example: There is a partitive relation between the concept peel and the concept apple.
Note2: By virtue of the law of relativity, it can be difficult in some cases to distinguish between spatial and termporal components. For instance, assembly line workstations can be viewed as being in spatial or termporal relation with one another.
Example: cause and effect; producer-product; steps in a process
Example: right and left sides of the human body; features on the globe.
Description: A relation between concepts that can be established on the basis of thematic connections.
Note: For definition of related term, see ISO 1087:1990, 18.104.22.168.
Example: teacher : school; automobile : highway