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singular / plural
singular / plural

In Rainbird knowledge maps, Relationships between concepts can either be singular or plural. This article explains the difference. It also gives you an example knowledge map so you can explore the singular/plural functionality inside the Rainbird Studio.

Singular relationships will only consider one relationship instance of an object, normally the most likely result, when running a query. Plural relationships allow Rainbird to create and consider multiple relationship instances of an object and deliver multiple answers to a query. By default, a relationship is singular, but it is important to set this attribute according to the requirements of a relationship. In both cases, the Certainty factor for the result must be above the minimum certainty factor (if using).

This article has the following sub-topics:

  1. Using singular or plural
  2. singular / plural - Downloadable Model
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Using singular or plural - Build example

The singular/plural attribute can be set when creating a new relationship, or when editing an existing relationship, by switching the plural slider in the relationship settings screen on or off.

For example, if a knowledge map was built to determine... (More)

singular / plural Build Example Map

You will need to run a query on the relationship ‘speaks language’ for an example of a query that uses both singular and plural relationships.


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