A System for Multi-agent Information Retrieval

  • Paula Mc Dermott
  • Colm O’Riordan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2464)


In this paper we discuss a multi-agent information trading system, which we argue provides a suitable and flexible design for distributed information retrieval, and a suitable test-bed for studying agent cooperation, coordination and negotiation. Within the fields of Information Retrieval (IR) and Information Filtering (IF), agents represent a suitable paradigm to conceptualise, design and implement an IR system.


Coalition Formation Distribute Information Retrieval Vector Agent Coalition Formation Strategy Modern Information Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paula Mc Dermott
    • 1
  • Colm O’Riordan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ITNUIGalway

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