u = higherCIOperators(A,L)
$A$ is the sequence of maps (generally not really a complex) obtained by lifting the differentials of a free resolution over $R$ back to $S$.
Definition: $u\{n,p,q\}$ is determined by induction on $n$ and the rules
$u\{0,p,q\} = (-1)^q(A_p \otimes d_L) :\ A_p\otimes L_q \to A_p\otimes L_{q-1}$
$u\{1,p,q\} = d_A \otimes L_q: A_p\otimes L_q \to A_{p-1}\otimes L_q$
$\sum_{i+j=n} u\{j,p-i,q+i-1\} * u\{i,p,q\} = 0$
and
$u\{n,p,q\}: A_p\otimes L_q \to A_{p-n}\otimes L_{q+n-1} = \mu * u\{n,p,0\}\otimes L_q$,
where
$\mu:L_{n-1}\otimes L_q \to L_{n+q-1}$
is the multiplication in the Koszul algebra.
The output $u\{n,p,q\}$ will be defined for all keys $\{n,p,q\}$ such that: $length(A) \geq p \geq n \geq 0$ and if $n=0$ then $length(L)\geq q \geq 1$, else $length(L)-n+1 \geq q \geq 0$.
The maps $u\{2,p,q\}$ are thus the classical CI operators from Eisenbud [1981], while the $u\{3,p,q\}$ define maps of the modules $Ext_R^{odd, \geq 3}(M,k) \to E_R^{even}(M,k)$ and are obstructions to commutativity of the classic ci operators on the R-free resolution of M.
These maps are used to construct the differentials in the lifted CI resolution
The object higherCIOperators is a method function.