Knowledge-Based Information Agents

  • Xiaoying Gao
  • Leon Sterling
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2112)


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoying Gao
    • 1
  • Leon Sterling
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mathematical and Computing SciencesVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Software EngineeringThe University of MelbourneVictoriaAustralia

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