Embedding association rules from semantic mapping into a VPhenoO. Three example association rules obtained from semantic mapping are shown in the table above. Each rule contains a region of feature space (sets of ranges of phenotype measurements) as the antecedent and a semantic concept from the Plant Expression layer as the consequent. These rules become the Plant Quantification layer in a VPhenoO and are linked by the consequent to the layer above. There are also implicit links between the Plant Quantification layer in a VPhenoO and the computational pipeline, as the measurements in each antecedent are linked to specific vectors obtained using specific algorithms from specific images.
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