Questions, Answers and Responses: Interacting with Knowledge-Base Systems

  • Bonnie Lynn Webber
Part of the Topics in Information Systems book series (TINF)


The purpose of this chapter is to examine the character of information-seeking interactions between a user and a knowledge base system (KBS). In doing so, I advocate that a clear distinction be made between an answer to a question and a response. The chapter characterizes questions, answers, and responses, the role they play in effective information interchanges, and what is involved in facilitating such interactions between user and KBS.


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  • Bonnie Lynn Webber
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  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of PennsylvaniaUSA

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