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)


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.


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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