3.10 Intelligent Answering of “is” Questions
Because the knowledge structure is built by associating and discriminating of knowledge, questions from the user can be answered in an intelligent way.
• A user question like “Is John the mother of Paul?” can be answered human-like by “No, John is the father of Paul.” together with: “Ann is the mother of Paul.”;
• A user question like “Is Bill the father of Laura?” can be answered human-like by “I only know: Bill is a father.”, when it is unknown if Bill is the father of Laura;
• A user question like “Is Joe a child of John?” can be answered human-like by “I am not sure, but I assume: Joe is probably a child of John.”, when the answer has a higher level of uncertainty then the question itself – in other words – when the answer is an assumption.