- Charts have several labeling options. You can label each person with names or initials. Or you can label them with their kin term of reference (or address) with respect to the current Ego. Or both.
- Printing charts with labels may aid your analysis. You have limited control over font sizes and spacing of symbols on the charts.
- After some data is gathered, you may request Suggestions from SILKin. It will compare the patterns in your data with known patterns in its Library of kinship systems. If one of your kin terms matches a Library pattern, it will tell you what language/culture you have matched and propose that definition.
- SILKin will also be on the lookout for factors that may complicate your analysis:
- synonyms and umbrella terms.
- alternate spellings or typing errors
- anomalies in the patterns
- If you deduce a definition without SILKin’s help, you may enter the definition directly into the software. Or you can edit and simplify definitions originated by you or SILKin.