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Dealing with Non-Chronological "Events"

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 20:33:17 GMT

I'm a trial lawyer using Aeon Timeline to conduct case analysis and for the database to capture all my case facts. Sometimes I have facts that are "non-chronological" in nature. For example, there might be key language from an agreement that is a fact that is important to other issues or concepts. There might be states of being where the "state" matters for some reason, but its start or end points do not matter. Is there a way to capture these into the "timeline"? If so, how do you recommend handling it?

Sun, 03 Nov 2019 01:33:42 GMT

Hi, At the moment there is no way to deal with non-chronological events in Aeon Timeline. Each event is designed to have a date/time, even if that time is just relative to other events. Entities are what are used to represent things that don't have a date/time component, such as people/locations etc. However these are then assigned to events to show how they relate to the timeline. So you could create an entity type of "State", but it would still need to link to events to be useful. Jess

Sun, 03 Nov 2019 02:50:34 GMT

Thank you. I will try it.