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Glossary of Software Terms


By Theresa de Valence - Posted on 22 May 2013

The following terms are used in reports provided on Story Analyses page. These terms refer to table- and field- names and here is a short description of they are used. Note that only the visible components are mentioned (there are many more).


BookComponent is the logical way a story is put together including items like Chapters and Sections (subset of Chapter). StoryText is where the actual story resides and is part of BookComponent.

PlotElement covers the individual action which moves the story forward. A PlotElement links to a Thread and a BookComponent (where the actual story occurs). A PlotElement may be duplicated as it belongs to multiple Threads.

StoryText is where the actual story resides and is part of BookComponent.

Thread is a storyline/plotline in the story. Threads can follow action, investigation, motivation, etc. in the story and can have differing importance. PlotElement is the plot action which moves the Thread forward.


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