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Glossary

Below are some terms explained to better understand SocialCompare.
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Comparison

A matrix table containing several items to be compared versus a specific list of criteria. A comparison is a view, a set of criteria and items that organizes nicely the information.

Default direction
Item 1Item 2
Criteria 1valuevalue
Criteria 2yes detailno detail


Rotated direction
Criteria 1Criteria 2
Item 1valueyes detail
Item 2valueno detail

Item

An object, a service, a person, a product... to compare. Items are by default the columns of the comparison matrix. It's better to try to reuse existing items, to make maintenance easier, since modifying a value for an item will modify all comparisons that reuse the same item.

Criteria

A feature description with a specific type. Criteria are by default the lines of the comparison matrix. Only exact same criteria can be compared together, for this reason it is better to use official criteria, to ensure your values could be compared with other items.

Value

The value associated to a specific item and criteria. It is the content of the matrix cell. Detailed information could be attached to this value.

Detail

Some descriptive text that gives more precisions about a value.

Criteria type

A way to restrict the values you can set, in order to ensure consistency between all values of the same type. It makes easier to compare data if you use adequate type: list of available types

Publish Mode

A way to limit view or edition rights of elements. For example, a comparison could be public or unlisted (in this case, it will not be available in search results, comparisons directory or explore page): list of available modes

Live comparison

While browsing SocialCompare you can add items to your live comparison using the "Add to compare" button, then press the compare button to see all your select items as a comparison matrix.

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