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Question Types
Question Types

This article explains the three types of Questions that Rainbird can ask to obtain information from users and how you can use each type. It also gives you an example knowledge map so you can explore question type functionality inside the Rainbird Studio.

Rainbird matches facts or infers a solution to generate a result by asking questions to the end-user.  The questions Rainbird asks are always about the relationship between two concepts and can either be asked as:  

firstFormQuestion (Yes/No answer) 

  • The subject and object sides of the relationship are known and the user needs to confirm Rainbird’s assumption is correct, by selecting either Yes or No

secondFormQuestion (Rainbird is asking for a Subject/Object instance)

  • Second form questions allow the user to select an answer (or answer(s) if the relationship is plural). There are two types of second form questions, dependent on whether Rainbird knows the subject or object of a query.
     

Please continue reading the article following the sub-topics:

  1. Overview Question Type Example
  2. Question Types First Form Question
  3. Question Types (Subject) Question
  4. Question Types (Object) Question
  5. Question Types Build Example
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Question Types Second Form Object Questions

A second form object question is used when Rainbird knows the subject of a relationship but requires the object of a relationship:

In the example above, Rainbird knows the subject as it was provided by the user’s answer to the... (More)

Question Types Second Form Subject Question

A second form subject question is used when Rainbird knows the object of the relationship but requires the subject:

Second form subject question

 

Continue with Question Types (Object) Question ➡️

First Form Questions

First form questions function like boolean concepts. Rainbird already knows about the Subject and Object in the Relationship and asks a Yes/No question.

The question wording can be changed when editing the relationship:

The subject of the question is shown... (More)

Question Types Build Example File

Query and Results

When viewing the knowledge map generated by the RBLang below, please run the query on the relationship ‘person choice of travel’ to see different question types in action.

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