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Subject:

Semantically, an answer to a question is an RDF triple consisting of a subject, a predicate, and an object, where a semantic relation (predicate) is established between the subject and the object.

Topic Type:

A question can be descriptive, normative, or definitional.

Normative
Subfield:

A question can belong to any of the subfields: taxonomy, ontology, dynamics.

Dynamics
Heritable:

Can a similar question be also asked about the subtypes of its subject? E.g. the question "What epistemic stances can be taken towards epistemic elements?" is heritable, as similar questions can be also asked about the subtypes of epistemic element: "What epistemic stances can be taken towards theories?", "What epistemic stances can be taken towards questions?", etc. NOTE: inherited questions are not themselves heritable.

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Question Text Formula:

For heritable questions, it is important to provide a formula that will tell the software how to construct the question’s text. This can be done by using variables <subject>, <predicate>, and <object>. The following word forms are allowed for each of the variables:

* for singular lowercase: <subject>, <predicate>, <object>;

* For Singular Capitalized: <Subject>, <Predicate>, <Object>;

* for plural lowercase: <subjects>, <predicates>, <objects>;

* For Plural Capitalized: <Subjects>, <Predicates>, <Objects>;

* for singular lowercase with an article: <a subject>, <a predicate>, <an object>;

* For Singular Capitalized with an Article: <a Subject>, <a Predicate>, <an Object>.

Question Title Formula:

Indicate how to construct the question’s title (also its page name) by using, if necessary, the variables <subject>, <predicate>, and <object> as well as their various word forms (indicated above). E.g. if the subject is Epistemic Element, then "Epistemic Stances Towards <Subjects>" will produce "Epistemic Stances Towards Epistemic Elements". NOTE: Make sure to use only the Capitalized word forms in page titles.

Question:

Every topic is defined by its key question at issue. Since this is a normative topic, please state the question as "How should X be evaluated?", "What ought X to explain?", or "Is X acceptable?" (e.g. How should we evaluate theories? or What should a scientonomic theory explain?).

Question Title:

This is the page title of the question. Make sure to use only the Capitalized word forms in page titles.

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Predicate:

A question prompts to semantically link a subject with an object by means of a certain predicate. The predicate can be plain text or a term registered in the encyclopedia. E.g. for the question "What are the subtypes of epistemic element?", the predicate is "subtype of". For the question "Which epistemic stances can be taken towards theories?", the predicate is "can be taken towards". The predicate can be a term registered in the encyclopedia or some text.

Object Type:

Semantically, a question is an RDF triple, where the subject and the predicate are known, while the object is asked for. Thus, a question asks for an object that is related by means of the given predicate to the given subject. The answer's object may be an open text or it can be something more restricting, such as a subtype of a certain class, a number, an enumeration, or even a regular expression.

Text
Text for "True":

The text that corresponds to value "True". If not given, the software will use "Yes" for value "True".

Text for "False":

The text that corresponds to value "False". If not given, the software will use "No" for value "False".

Object Value is a Subtype of:

Select the class the subtypes of which will be allowed as values of the answer's object. E.g. for the question of Epistemic Stances Towards Epistemic Elements, the object of an answer is a subtype of Epistemic Element.

Enumeration Values:

Enter the values that should be shown in a drop down list when the user enters an answer to this question.

Regular Expression:

Regular expressions allow to limit the possible values entered in an otherwise textual input. See here for a detailed explanation of this input type and its parameters.

Single Answer Text Formula:

Indicate how to format the formulation text of the answer from the given object. The formula should say how the object, the subject, and the predicate are to be combined in the formulation of the answer. E.g. "The stance of <object> can be taken towards <subjects>" can produce “The stance of theory acceptance can be taken towards theories”. The following word forms are allowed for the variables:

* for singular lowercase: <subject>, <predicate>, <object>;

* For Singular Capitalized: <Subject>, <Predicate>, <Object>;

* for plural lowercase: <subjects>, <predicates>, <objects>;

* For Plural Capitalized: <Subjects>, <Predicates>, <Objects>;

* for singular lowercase with an article: <a subject>, <a predicate>, <an object>;

* For Singular Capitalized with an Article: <a Subject>, <a Predicate>, <an Object>.

NOTE: If the formula is empty, the answer's formulation text will be taken from the value of the answer's object.

Multiple Answers Text Formula:

Indicate how to format a sentence that combines all the answers to the question and presents them together. E.g. "The stances of <object> can be taken towards <subjects>" can produce “The stances of theory acceptance, theory use, and theory pursuit can be taken towards theories”. Note that, in this case, <object> will be converted by into a comma separated array of values.

NOTE: If the formula is empty, a comma separated list of individual formulations will be printed.

Answer Title Formula:

Indicate how to construct the title (aka the page name) of an answer to this question. Use the variables <subject>, <predicate>, and <object> as well as their various word forms (indicated above). E.g. if the subject is Theory and the object is Theory Acceptance, then "Epistemic Stances Towards <Subjects> - <Object>" will produce "Epistemic Stances Towards Theory - Theory Acceptance". NOTE: Make sure to use the Capitalized word forms in page titles.

If the formula is empty, the user will be prompted to enter an answer's title.

IMPORTANT: the author names and the year of formulation will be added to the answer's page title automatically.

Answer Default Completeness:

If the question is binary, select Complete; if the question is open, the recommended value is Partial. Whether any given answer is partial of complete can be set for each answer individually, so this value is for default only.

Description:

Provide some detail here and explain the importance of the question at issue. This section can include the usual wiki markup.

Author(s):

Which authors first formulated this question? If the authors are unknown, or the question was formulated collectively, this field should be left empty.

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Year of Formulation:

When was the question first formulated? Can be left empty if the year of the first formulation is unknown.

Academic Events:

Where was this question first formulated? Indicate the academic events (seminars, workshops, etc.) where this question was raised. If the event is not in the list, please add it under the category Academic Event.

Broader History:

Describe how the question has been addressed by scholars outside of the scientonomic tradition.

Scientonomic History:

Describe the key developments since the establishment of scientonomy. This description will precede the presentation of the respective historical records in tables and timelines.

Current View:

NOTE: There is no need to restate the currently accepted theories here; the system does it automatically. Use this field only to provide additional details not covered by the encyclopedia's algorithms. If the regular record suffices, leave this field empty.

Parent Topic:

A question can be a subquestion of another more general question. Indicate the superquestion here.

Related Topics:

List all the topics related to this topic. NOTE: Do not include the parent topic and the subtopics of this topic, as these will be displayed automatically. IMPORTANT: Those related questions that don't currently have an accepted theory will be listed in the Open Questions section.

Sorting Order:

This number will be used to position this question and the answers within the lists of questions/answers (e.g. when displaying the answers to a question's subquestions). The sorting is done in ascending order; the lower numbers will be displayed earlier. The allowed range is 1..9999. If unassigned, the value of 10000 will be assigned and the topic will be displayed last.

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Acceptance Record

Accepted by Community:

Indicate the community where this question was accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion.

Accepted From:

Indicate when the question became a legitimate topic for discussion. NOTE: If this is an approximate date, please indicate so.

Era: Year: Month: Day: Approximate?

Indicators of Acceptance:

What kind of historical data makes us believe that the question was in fact accepted by the community as a legitimate topic for discussion at that time? Please list all the relevant indicators together with the appropriate citations here.

Still Accepted:

Is the topic still considered legitimate by this community? IMPORTANT: There are two indications that the question is still considered legitimate by the community: (1) there is an accepted answer to the question; (2) there is no accepted answer, but the community considers it an open question and aims to find an answer to it.

Accepted Until:

Indicate when the question became obsolete. An example of an obsolete question in the chemistry community would be What are the properties of phlogiston?. NOTE: If this is an approximate date, please indicate so.

Era: Year: Month: Day: Approximate?

Indicators of Rejection:

What kind of historical data shows that, at that time, the question was no longer considered by the community as a legitimate topic for discussion? Please list all the relevant indicators together with the appropriate citations here.

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