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3.1.3 The Creation of Collections

Take the sentence: “A glass is full, half full or empty.”.

The specification words of generalizationglass” are ‘collected’. This is done by combining them through a collection-combination:

• “full” is connected with an ascending collection-connection to the word “half full”;
• “half full” is connected with an ascending collection-connection to the word “empty”;
• “empty” is connected with a descending collection-connection to the word “half full”;
• “half full” is connected with a descending collection-connection to the word “full”.

The ascent or descent of the collection-connection indicates the order in which it is added.

The collecting of generalizations and relations happens in the same manner:

The collecting of generalization words
• “Bush is the previous president of the United States of America.
• “Obama is the current president of the United States of America.

The collecting of relation words
• “John is the father of Pete and Mary.