The Concept Bindings Lists

Bindings for the selected Concept are displayed in the table beneath the function racks. Every Concept Binding Entry has another Bound Concept and a Binding Type that attaches it to the current Concept, all of these values are strings of text. By default, a blank Concept Binding is always at the top of the Bindings List for easy additions. Type in a Concept in the “Bound To…” field at left, then type or select a Binding Type at right


This allows the user to define words that would be synonyms, antonyms, plurals, the verbal pronunciation of a Concept, or custom relationships you define, and attach those definitions to a specific Concept.

Some Bindings have inverse relationships. The Concept “dog” above shows that “animal” is a “parent” Concept. The Concept “animal” below shows “dog” as a “child” Concept. Inverse Bindings can be edited or deleted from the Concept which originally received the Binding


You can define any custom Binding Type you want. Be consistent with how you spell them, capitalization included. The internal Binding Types array populates the Binding Types dropdown menus, and updates automatically any time you add a new custom Binding Type.

Generally, users can rely on the internal algorithms to adjust Concept weights automatically instead of adjusting each one themselves. However, they may have to make hand adjustments to anything that seems like a glaring anomaly. For example, if a user finds that the Concept “artificial intelligence” has a weight of “0.1”, or the Concept “the” has a weight of “0.7”. Both extremes might throw off SILVIA’s processes and produce odd results