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A Multi-agent System that Searches for Learning Objects in Heterogeneous Repositories

  • Fernando De la Prieta
  • Ana Belén Gil
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 71)

Abstract

This paper presents the BRENHET application, which introduces a new concept in searching for educational resources by using a learning object paradigm that describes these resources. The application is composed of a complete agent-based architecture that implements the concept of federated search. It can search different repositories in parallel, and is based on abstraction layers between the repositories and the search clients.

Keywords

Multi-agent systems Distributed Computing e-learning learning objects repositories Simple Query Interface learning technology standards web services 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando De la Prieta
    • 1
  • Ana Belén Gil
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento Informática y AutomáticaUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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