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Entities and Kinds
Zet Universe

[This is preliminary documentation and is subject to change.]

Knowledge within the Zet Universe is represented as entities on storage level and kinds on ontology level.


Entity is the "atom" of information within Zet Universe. It incapsulates information about any kind of the everyday things like people, documents, e-mail, and so on.

A special property, Kind, is used to characterize the semantic meaning of the particular Entity. Entities are extracted and/or derived from the provided data sources or emergent from collections of entities and properties.


While Entity is a practical implementation of the Zet Universe foundational data type, Kind could be seen as both a classification term used to describe a particular Entity, and as an element of the ontology which is a mechanism used to build a categorization of the everyday things, as well as the specific domains (think Customers in CRM).

Kinds are flexible representations of both every day and enterprise-specific things: people, organizations, places, events, media, etc.

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