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Building a collaborative information agent in a homebot application
Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
2003 (English)In: International Workshop on Ubiquitous, Mobile, Information, Collaborative Systems: UMICS'03, University of Maribor Press , 2003Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Information agents are cooperative agents whose main goal is to collaborate and assist task agents like mobile agents in obtaining information from heterogeneous data sources. Considering the current tools and techniques available in the community, this study sets out to find the practical problems that a developer might encounter in the process of engineering an information agent in the context of a real estate agent HomeBot application. In this technology assessment report, we provide here the approach for circumventing them and document the lessons we have learned. Our assessment is that the construction of an information agent based on current agent building technologies is feasible but not seamless. More importantly, we contend that what is needed is a wholistic tool that integrates smoothly various sub-technologies together. This is not yet provided for in the community and something agent tool builders should address immediately.

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University of Maribor Press , 2003.
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-40140Local ID: f22cfcb0-dfed-11dc-9e29-000ea68e967bISBN: 86-435-0552-8OAI: diva2:1013663
Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE '03 : 16/06/2003 - 17/06/2003
Uppr├Ąttat; 2003; 20080220 (ysko)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03

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