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Rule Types
Rule Types

This article explains the different types of rules you can use in Rainbird Studio. It also gives you an example knowledge map to test the three different rules inside the Rainbird Studio.

Rules tell Rainbird how and when a relationship between two concept instances applies so that it can create new facts.

There are three different types of rules: non-specific rules, subject or object-specific rules and facts or relationship instances. 

Click on one of the links below for more information:

  1. Rule Types - Overview
  2. Rule Types - Non Specific Rules
  3. Rule Types - Subject or Object Specific
  4. Rule Types - Facts or Relationship Instances
  5. Rule Types - Downloadable Model
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Rule Types - Downloadable Model

Query and results

The non-specific rule sits on the ‘is eligible for’ relationship.

The object-specific rule also sits on the ‘is eligible for’ relationship.

For an example of a query using facts, run the ‘is eligible for query’and enter ‘Pete’... (More)

Facts or Relationship Instances as Rules - Build Example

Relationship instances/facts tell Rainbird how two concept instances are linked and always will be linked, without being dependent upon anything else to be true. They are the least adaptable of all rules, as they only describe one specific relationship... (More)

Subject or Object Specific Rules - Build Example

Subject/Object specific rules, also referred to as ‘object-specific‘, ‘subject-specific‘ or ‘subject and object-specific‘ rules dependent on what part of the relationship is specified, use condition(s). Conditions tell Rainbird when a rule will be... (More)

Non Specific Rules - Build Example

Non Specific rules are the most scalable type of rules. Non Specific rules are effectively broad statements about a relationship between concepts, and enable Rainbird to infer relationship instances for any subject and object instance concepts, rather than specific concept... (More)

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