Advances in Artificial Intelligence. PRICAI 2000 Workshop Reader

Volume 2112 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 229-238


Knowledge-Based Information Agents

  • Xiaoying GaoAffiliated withSchool of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington
  • , Leon SterlingAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Melbourne

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This paper explains our approach to building knowledgebased information agents. Instead of building an agent from scratch, we advocate building an agent by adding knowledge to a framework. Knowledge is classified into three categories - general knowledge, domain specific knowledge and site specific knowledge - which enables knowledge reuse and sharing. The paper details the agent architecture, the components of each category of knowledge and the main functions of the framework.