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Three new entries mapped today with one new concept added.

The diary entry for 18th October gives details of Pepys' self-treatment for his swollen groin. To model this I have created a new type of event, "medication-event" which should typically have role players "patient", "applied-by" (not necessarily a doctor, as in this case) and "medication". I have created a subclass of medication "poultice" to cover this particular treatment, and then made an instance of this class ("bran and vinegar poultice"). The entry for the diary event is:

[event-16611018-06 : medication-event

= "Samuel applies a poultice to his tumor (18th October 1661)";"16611018-06"]

occurs(event-16611018-06 : event, today : on)

participation(event-16611018-06 : event,

samuel-pepys : patient,

samuel-pepys : applied-by,

bran-poultice : medication)

[bran-poultice : poultice = "A poultice of bran and vinegar"]

{bran-poultice, description,

[[...a poultice of a good handful of bran with half a pint of vinegar and a pint of

water boiled till it be thick, and then a spoonful of honey put to it and so spread

in a cloth and laid to it]] } / samuel-pepys

Note: the definitions for the medication-event topic type and the patient and applied-by role types are contained in the pepys-diary-ontology.ltm file. The definitions for the medication topic type and the poultice topic type are in the pepys-diary-culture.ltm file.

New and updated topic maps:

Topic map for 18th October 1661.

Topic map for 19th October 1661.

Topic map for 20th October 1661.

Core ontology for the diary.

Cultural artifacts in the diary.

People in the diary.

Places in the diary.

A batch update of missed posts from this week, though most of the entries were quite short. A few new people an places have been introduced. One interesting example is that of "The Exchequer" which, like many government functions is the name of both a building and an institution. To avoid the Topic Naming Constraint which requires that two topics with the same name in the same scope get merged, the building and institution are modelled as follows:

[exchequer-institution : institution = "The Exchequer (institution)";"Exchequer, The;institution"

= "The Exchequer" / institution


[exchequer-building : building

= "The Exchequer (building)";"Exchequer, The;building"

= "The Exchequer" / building


New and updated topic maps:

Topic map for 12th October 1661

Topic map for 13th October 1661

Topic map for 14th October 1661

Topic map for 15th October 1661

Topic map for 16th October 1661

Topic map for 17th October 1661

Culture in the diary.

Dates in the diary.

People in the diary.

Places in the diary.

A very short entry today as Pepys is suffering from a 'bruise' which keeps him in bed all day. The only event is the arrival of his brother Thomas, cousin Thomas and John Snow (a relative by marriage) for dinner which Pepys himself is not able to attend.

However, I seem to have inadvertently censored Pepys illness from yesterdays topicmap (possibly because the thought of a 'late bruise in one of my testicles' is just a bit too painful). So that has been added, with 10th October recorded as the start date.

New and updated topic maps:

Topic map for 10th October.

Topic map for 11th October.

People in the diary.