|Information types and topics / Information types|
The concept topic is one of the three base DITA information types.
Concept topics are used to document conceptual or overview information. They contain background information that users must know before they can successfully work with a product or within a process. Concepts can be broken into sections, but they are primarily comprised of simple paragraphs and unordered lists.
Concept topics answer the question "what is?".
The root element of a concept topic is concept.