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The Three-Level Model: Agents

  • J. Jeffrey Hanson

Abstract

Whenever the term agent is brought up in software development circles, we tend to think of independent, nomadic components that roam about the Web searching, gathering, prying, and engaging in other potentially scary activities. However, in nonspecific terms, a generic software agent can be thought of as an autonomous component that communicates and interacts with other entities on behalf of one or more controlling entities. Extensions of generic agents include intelligent agents, proxy agents, master agents, subagents, and others.

Keywords

Management Application Agent Service Relation Service Notification Event Simple Network Management Protocol 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© J. Jeffrey Hanson 2004

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  • J. Jeffrey Hanson

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