Entity Types and Roles
Generally speaking, you would only allow start/end events for entity types if you want Aeon Timeline to calculate entity ages for you. This is very useful for fiction or historical timelines, but may not be very useful for Project Management or Legal timelines.
- An employee may be able to fill different roles such as “Project Lead”, “Developer”, and “Reviewer”.
- A character in a novel may fill a role of “Participant” in an event or “Witness” to an event.
When to add a new type vs when to add a new role
- If the same entity may perform different roles for different events, then you should add a new role to that entity type
- If no existing entity or entity type will ever fill a role, then it would make sense to create a new Entity Type.