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The main namespace of Ifigenia (id 0) contains the largest scientific, educational and informational resource of the website. It provides an encyclopedia-like structured information in the areas of generalized nets and intuitionistic fuzzy sets, and related fields.

It contains:

  • articles with definitions, explanations and examples of various terms and concepts,
  • overview and history of the fields,
  • articles about the books, the journals, the conferences, and the software developments within the scope of the project,
  • biographies / CVs of the researchers in these fields.

Relevant categories, created so far:

The main namespaces is public: it can be read and edited by anyone (even anonymous users) and is cached in search engines. It is paired with the Talk: namespace, provided for discussions on the contents.

Please, do not sign your contributions in the main namespace, as they are visible in the page history. Use the signature --~~~~ only when commenting on the adjacent discussion page.

Article structure and content

Articles may widely vary in their structure and content, depending on their particular topic. However, there are several commonsense guidelines about writing articles.

Important advise to editors: Provide as many references as possible to the information you add here. Link statements with the publications or sources, from where the information was derived.

Here is an example of the structure and contents of a concept definition article.

Start with a definition
Give here the general idea, explain it with simple words, point out the most important relations to other concepts (for example: A is a kind of B, A is an extension of B).
Formal definition
If the topic presumes it, give the formal definition of the concept. If you rely on other concepts (i.e. on the reader's knowledge of other concepts), make sure that you provide the necessary explanations - in the same article or using links to other (preferably written) articles about these concepts.
Object properties
Particularize the attributes and properties of the concept.
Examples
Provide one or more examples of the defined concept. Some people understand things better when given examples, not formulas.
Geometrical interpretations
Show the geometrical interpretation of the concept, if any. Other people understand things better when latter are graphically visualized.
Relations to other concepts
If there are other related concepts, which have not been mentioned so far, maybe now is the time.
Applications
Explain the practical applicability aspects of the concept, if any.
History
If relevant, add information about the history of the concept development; as well as the significant research and publications.
References / See also / Literature / External links
Provide as many as possible pieces of information that may be interesting to the readers and important for their better understanding of the concept. Such pieces of information can be:
  • "References" — a list of references, linking statements in the article with particular publications. The references are described along the text using the <ref></ref> tags and later visualized on one place, using the <references /> tag.
  • "See also" — a list of wikilinks to other articles on related topics
  • "Literature" — a list of publications (not obligatory used as sources of information in the article)
  • "External links" to other webpages, containing relevant information.
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