Building an Agent: For Example

Building an Agent: For Example

Paul Darbyshire (Victoria University of Technology, Australia)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-00-1.ch006
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Since the emergence of agent technology, there have been many papers and articles written on the advantages and use of the technology. In particular, in the last two years, the number of papers discussing the use of agent systems seems to have risen exponentially. Whether this rise in the interest of agent technology corresponds to the emergence of eCommerce, Internet banking and the explosion in Web-based systems, or the maturity of the technology and programming languages used to develop them is another matter. For people interested in the technology and wanting to build their own agents, most of the material provides little insight in how to actually build an agent. This chapter discusses the problem of actually building an agent using an example of an “email helper” agent.

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Vijayan Sugumaran
Chapter 1
Sudha Ram
We are fortunate to be experiencing an explosive growth and advancement in the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW). In 1999, the global online... Sample PDF
Intelligent Agents and the World Wide Web: Fact or Fiction?
Chapter 2
Tor Guimaraes, Osamu Sato, Hideaki Kitanaka
The increase in business competitiveness forces companies to adopt new technologies to redesign business processes, improve products, and support... Sample PDF
Comparing U. S. and Japanese Companies on Competitive Intelligence, IS Support and Business Change
Chapter 3
Yogesh Malhotra
This article has the following objectives: developing the need for assessing knowledge capital at the national economic level; review of a national... Sample PDF
Knowledge Assets in the Global Economy: Assessment of National Intellectual Capital
Chapter 4
W. Amber Lo, Joobin Choobineh
Database design process is a knowledge intensive task that requires expertise, practical experience, and judgment. It is not surprising, therefore... Sample PDF
Knowledge-Based Systems as Database Design Tools: A Comparative Study
Chapter 5
Hans Czap
Computer Supported Co-operative Work encircles collaboration of different parties in order to achieve a common goal. Human beings or organizations... Sample PDF
Policy-Agents to Support CSCW in the Case of Hospital-Scheduling
Chapter 6
Paul Darbyshire
Since the emergence of agent technology, there have been many papers and articles written on the advantages and use of the technology. In... Sample PDF
Building an Agent: For Example
Chapter 7
Rahul Singh, Mark A. Gill
Intelligent agents and multi-agent technologies are an emerging technology in computing and communications that hold much promise for a wide variety... Sample PDF
Intelligent Agents in a Trust Environment
Chapter 8
Jorge Marx-Gomez, Claus Rautenstrauch
Forecasting of scrapped products to recycling poses severe problems to remanufacturing companies due to uncertainties in timing and quantities of... Sample PDF
A Case Study on Forecasting of the Return of Scrapped Products through Simulation and Fuzzy Reasoning
Chapter 9
Jeffrey L. Goldberg, Shijun S. Shen
There has been a lot of research done in the area of Intelligent Internet Agents. In this chapter, we would like to report our experience in... Sample PDF
Newshound Revisited: The Intelligent Agent that Retrieves News Postings
Chapter 10
Yong Jin Kim, H. Raghav Rao, Abhijit Chaudhury
The paper develops a set of hypotheses regarding the relationship between the TAM (Technology Acceptance Model) constructs and external variables... Sample PDF
Investigation into Factors that Influence the Use of the Web in Knowledge-Intensive Environments
Chapter 11
Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah
The explosive expansion of the World Wide Web (WWW) is the biggest event in the Internet. Since its public introduction in 1991, the WWW has become... Sample PDF
A Study of Web Users' Waiting Time
Chapter 12
Supawadee Ingsriswang, Guisseppi Forgionne
The past few years have borne witness to a revolution in business with acceleration in the use of the World Wide Web to support or, in many cases... Sample PDF
Stickiness: Implications for Web-Based Customer Loyalty Efforts
Chapter 13
James D. Jones
Logic programming presents an excellent paradigm within which to develop intelligent systems. In addition to the routine sorts of reasoning we would... Sample PDF
Not is Not "Not" Comparisons of Negation in SQL and Negation in Logic Programming
Chapter 14
Yogesh Malhotra
The concept of knowledge management is not new in information systems practice and research. However, radical changes in the business environment... Sample PDF
Knowledge Management and New Organization Forms: A Framework for Business Model Innovation
Chapter 15
Roland Klueber, Rainer Alt, Hubert Osterle
Virtual organizations and knowledge management have been discussed on a very broad scale in literature. However, a holistic view and methods that... Sample PDF
Implementing Virtual Organizing in Business Networks: A Method of Inter-Business Networking
Chapter 16
Janice M. Burn, Colin Ash
This chapter looks at the virtual organisation and suggests that the basic concepts of virtual management are so poorly understood that there are... Sample PDF
Managing Knowledge for Strategic Advantage in the Virtual Organization
Chapter 17
Claudia Loebbecke, Paul C. van Fenema
‘Co-opetition’ describes the phenomenon that firms engage in a virtual form of interaction where they cooperate and compete with their counterparts.... Sample PDF
Virtual Organizations that Cooperate and Compete: Managing the Risks of Knowledge Exchange
Chapter 18
Dave Pollard
In this article, Dave Pollard, Chief Knowledge Officer at Ernst & Young Canada since 1994, relates the award-winning process his firm has used, and... Sample PDF
Becoming Knowledge-Powered: Planning the Transformation
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