Development of Agent-Based Electronic Catalog Retrieval System
Shinichi Nagano (Toshiba Corporation, Japan), Yasuyuki Tahara (Toshiba Corporation, Japan), Tetsuo Hasegawa (Toshiba Corporation, Japan) and Akihiko Ohsuga (Toshiba Corporation, Japan)
Copyright: © 2004
Heavy electric machinery industry is currently developing electronic market places of product and parts. PLIB is the standard of dictionary model and content model for describing both commercial specifications and technical specifications of the parts and products used in the heavy electric machinery industry. This chapter represents development of an agent-based electronic catalog retrieval system using a multi-agent framework Bee-gent, in order to exchange PLIB catalog data between existing heterogenous electronic catalog servers. This chapter also gives qualitative discussion of the developed system.