PCKent 2 : Description

Part 2 - Editing

Introduction

The editing module allows everyone to make his own additions, and to use it instantly.
Editable data is divided into five categories, as described below.



THE RUBRICS

Since many properties are associated with each rubric, the rubrics editing module is broken down into several sub-modules:

  • Rubrics and general properties editing.
    This sub-module makes it possible to add or remove rubrics, edit their text, their list of remedies and their characteristics (classification mode, parent rubric...).
     
  • Notes editing.
    This sub-module allows to provide clarification relating to the rubric, the terms used to describe it...
     
  • Generalization links editing.
    These links allows to generalize the meaning of the original rubric during the repertorial work.
     
  • Opposite links editing.
    These links are used to establish a differential diagnosis.


 


THE SYNOPTIC PLANS

The synoptic plan editor is intended to classify rubrics, assigning them a general value that will be used during the repertorial work.


THE REMEDIES

The remedies editing module offers features to satisfy three basic needs:

  • Enrich the repertory's rubrics with new remedies. For this, you have the ability to add several thousand of remedies to the 640 remedies initially present in the Kent's repertory, and to the 1500 remedies already registered in PCKent.
     
  • Establish relationships between remedies, in order to group them or to differentiate them. That role falls to the remedies property manager, a powerful tool that can be invoked when searching for rubrics from the general index, and which will soon be available in the query module...
     
  • Gather general information which aims to illustrate or enrich the data contained in the various materia medica.


 


THE DICTIONARY

The dictionary task is to make the search of rubrics as intuitive and efficient as possible. To achieve this goal, the dictionary editing module gives you the ability to:

  • add new words to the dictionary (and delete wrong entries).
  • distinguish the multiple meanings of homographs (words that, under the same spelling, can have several meanings).
  • create links between words of more or less similar meaning (identicals, synonyms...).


 


THE AUTHORS

The authors editing module is responsible for collecting information from each author involved in the repertory composition, in order to be able to clearly identify the origin of additions and modifications, but also to build a historic.
For each author you have a Notes filed where you can type your own personal or import text from your favorite web pages...