The Glossary goes by different names in the authoring software depending on who designed it. For example, in our proof of concept ‘Author’ for macOS, we call this ‘Defined Concepts‘ and all the defined concepts are exported in a ‘Glossary’ in Visual-Meta.

The glossary entry can be as simple as a term and a description/definition, but the author can also assign categories to further clarify what the term is and how it relates to other information, to allow for flexible views.

name = {first name of entry},
alt-name1 = {second version name of entry},
alt-name2 = {third version name of entry},
description = {rectangular array of values} (plain text definition description)
cite = {transitory id/label from the citation in the References section},
cite2 = {transitory id/label from the citation in the References section}, (if more than one)

Everything below is optional:

category = {}, (determines what options will be useful next and it is expected that the authoring software shows different possible fields depending on which category is chosen)

If Category is Concept
If Category is Event (category with sample fields)
If Category is Person
If Category is Organisation
If Category is Location
If Category is Question
If Category is Possible Answer
If Category is Tool
If Category is Process
If Category is Resource
If Category is Custom


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