In case of team work or simply as a memorandum for you, you can mark the thesaurus concepts as approved, that is complete and correct from all points of view.
When a concept is candidate, instead, it has yet to be completed or approved. You can also mark a concept as rejected to highlight that it should not be considered. This is better than removing the concept to avoid re-defining it is needed again.
The validation states correspond to colors:
- green: approved
- orange: candidate
- red: rejected
A button panel on the toolbar of the Edit concept panel allows you to know and possibly change the validation status of the concept.
These are the buttons and their action:
- Approved : the concept is correctly defined.
- Candidate : work in progress to decide whether to approve or reject the concept.
- Rejected : the concept must not be considered.
In the thesaurus tree, the validation state is represented by a colored dot beside the concept. There is no dot for candidate concepts.