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Matrix

The Matrix[1] entity supports cross-source correlation and analysis. Its <Frame> element enumerates a set of Source entities that are to be analysed together.

 

MATRIX=

 

<Matrix Key=’key’>

[ <Title> matrix-title </Title> ]

MAT_FRAME

[ MAT_PROTO_SUBJ | MAT_COMMENTARY | MAT_DATE ] …

[ NARRATIVE_TEXT ] ...

</Matrix>

 

MAT_FRAME=

 

<Frame>

SOURCE_LNK

[ NARRATIVE_TEXT ] ...

</Frame>

 

MAT_PROTO_SUBJ=

 

<ProtoPerson { DetKey=’key’ || Key=’key’ }>

[ <Title> proto-title </Title> ]

MAT_LINK

[ NARRATIVE_TEXT ] ...

</ProtoPerson>

<!-- or ProtoAnimal, ProtoPlace, ProtoGroup, ProtoEvent -->

 

MAT_COMMENTARY=

 

<Commentary DetKey=’key’>

[ <Title> commentary-title </Title> ]

MAT_LINK

[ NARRATIVE_TEXT ] ...

</Commentary>

 

MAT_DATE=

 

<ProtoDate DetKey=’key’>

[ <Title> date-title </Title> ]

MAT_LINK

[ NARRATIVE_TEXT ] ...

</ProtoDate>

 

MAT_LINK=

 

<Link [Type=’link-type’] { DetLnk=’key’ || Value=’value’ }>

[ TEXT_SEG ] …

</Link>

 

The Matrix entity is typically used to compare/contrast the profiled sources from a number of Source entities. This would usually be to solve a specific problem, or to study a given person or family, and contrasts with the Source entities themselves which are designed to assimilate one source each for any future study.



[1] "An environment or material in which something develops; a surrounding medium or structure", from Oxford Dictionaries Online (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/american_english/matrix : accessed 28 Oct 2015), s.v. “matrix”, alternative 1.