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Information Broker Agents in Intelligent Websites

  • Catholijn M. Jonker
  • Jan Treur
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1611)

Abstract

In this paper a generic information broker agent for intelligent Websites is introduced. The agent architecture has been designed using the compositional development method for multi-agent systems Desire. The use of the architecture is illustrated in an Electronic Commerce application for a department store.

Keywords

Intelligent Agent Department Store Agent Architecture Personal Assistant Agent Information 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catholijn M. Jonker
    • 1
  • Jan Treur
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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