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Alias
Aside from the name or title mainly used further names and titles can also be typed into keyword boxes to find objects. The Alias names of the Antique monuments are mostly derived from the Renaissance documents. In the case of documents the Alias names are often well-known alternative appellations for codices and tomes etc.

Archetype
An exemplary document draft (text and image) which a document is based on.

Boolean operators
Boolean operators such as AND, OR and NOT make it possible to construct a search using multiple terms and names together.

CensusID
Every entry in the database is given its own identification in the form of a numerical code. This is the so-called CensusID (formerly Record Number) which is citable in publications, e.g.:
http://census.bbaw.de/easydb/censusID=12345 [June 6, 2007]

Children entries
The database sections (Monuments, Documents, Location and Bibliography) are structured hierarchically and comprise major entries (Father entries) and their dependent Children entries. Further Child entries can also be subsumed under these.

Entity
The database is divided into two main areas, the so-called “major” Entities (Monuments and Mocuments) and six supplementary, “minor” Entities (Location, Person, Date, Style, Inscription, Bibliography).

Father entries

The database sections (Monuments, Documents, Location and Bibliography) are structured hierarchically and comprise major entries (Father entries) and their dependent Children entries. Further Child entries can also be subsumed under these.

Folio/Foliation

Numbering of sheets in a manuscript or codex.

Later known replica(s)
Additional specimen of a monument type (mostly sculpture) which was first known after the Renaissance.

List of attributes
Current lists (Pull Down Menus) in the search form comprising single keywords that can be selected for searches.

Medium (visual)
Visual document.

Medium (written)
Written document.

Parallel copy
If one and the same document (=archetype) was copied several times, then these copies are linked to one another as parallel copies. Each of the parallel copies, in turn, is linked to the archetype as a copy.

Parallel replica(s)
If there are several replicas of one and the same monument (=original), then the replicas are linked to one another as parallel replicas. Each of the parallel replicas, in turn, is linked to the original as a replica.

Place in order
Only applies to documents: With Father entries the name or title mainly used is given in the Place in order box, with Children entries the details of the exact passage of the cited document are given (e.g., page number, foliation or the position on single sheets).

Quadrants
Only applies to documents: In the Medium (visual), Quadrants are the single representations on a sheet or folio and are numbered from the top left to the bottom right. On the document level they are specified using capital letters. Non-antique representations are exempted from the numbering.

Replica(s)/Replica(s) known to the Renaissance
Replica of a monument that was known in the Renaissance.

Subdivision
Addition or respectively a more exact specification of the location.

Unidentified monuments
Antique finds which can no longer be allocated to a main monument are listed as Children under “unidentified” as the Father entry.

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