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On searching the WWW with mobile, Collaborative agents

Grey, D.J., Dunne, P., Ferguson, R.I. and Oatley, G. (2000) On searching the WWW with mobile, Collaborative agents. In: World Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI(2000), 23 - 26 July 2000, Orlando, FL


This position paper describes ongoing work on an agent-based approach to searching for information on the World Wide Web (WWW). The reasons why current searching techniques are inadequate and the rationale for using an agent-based approach are briefly presented. A discussion of the architectural design of an agent-based searching system, the emergant properties and population dynamics of which can only be studied in a systemic manner, is given. The system has been simulated in order to try out various agent interaction strategies. The results of the simulation have influenced the design of a prototype implementation, which is also described. 1.

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