I am writing a thesis, and the tone of my writing is technical. At a few places, I need a specific verb to describe how a particular process/method/technique relates to another process/method/technique. For example, a particular process only focuses on one aspect of a second process but not other aspects of that process. I find it hard to express this.
For example, I want to say:
"the dependence computation process concerns only the connectivity relationship among nodes"
but I feel that "concerns" sound like a human word; it is weird to say that a process/method/technique "concerns" something.
I could replace the word with "cares", "is interested in", but still it looks weird.
Let me clarify a bit: "concerns"/"cares"/"is interested in" are words that seem to anthropomorphize the process/method/technique. So I'm looking for a verb which describes the same meaning but can be used by inanimate objects.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.