Mediation

Directed
yes
Source end
Multiplicity
1 - *
Target end
Multiplicity
1 - *
Binary properties
Reflexivity
no
Transitivity
no
Symmetry
no
Cyclicity
no

Definition

We define a relation of «Mediation» between a «Relator» and the entities it connects. Mediation is a type of existential dependence relation (a form of nonfunctional inherence). It can be derived from the relation between the relata and the qua individiuals that compose the relator and that inhere in the relata. A «Relator» must mediate at least two distinct individuals.

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Examples

EX1:

Mediation example

For more examples see «Relator», «Material», and «Relator pattern».

Quoted from:

GUIZZARDI, Giancarlo. Introduction to Ontological Engineering. [presentation] Prague: Prague University of Economics, 2011.