In-Context Information Management Through Adaptive Collaboration of Intelligent Agents

Katia Sycara
Intelligent Information Agents: Cooperative, Rational and Adaptive Information Gathering on the Internet, Matthias Klusch, ed., Springer Verlag, 1999


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Abstract
Although the number and availability of electronic information sources are increasing, current information technology requires manual manipulation and user-specifi cation of all details. Once accessed, information must be fi ltered in the context of the user's task. Current systems lack the ability to get contextual information or use it to automate fi ltering. At Carnegie Mellon University, we have been engaged in the RETSINA project, which aims to develop a reusable multiagent software infrastructure that allows heterogeneous agents on the Internet, possibly developed by di fferent designers, to collaborate with each other to manage information in the context of user-specfii ed tasks. In this chapter, we will provide a brief overview of the whole system and then focus on its capability for in-context information management.

Notes
Sponsor: DARPA F30602-98-2-0138 and ONR N00014-96-1222
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab

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Katia Sycara, "In-Context Information Management Through Adaptive Collaboration of Intelligent Agents," Intelligent Information Agents: Cooperative, Rational and Adaptive Information Gathering on the Internet, Matthias Klusch, ed., Springer Verlag, 1999

BibTeX Reference
@incollection{Sycara_1999_2585,
   author = "Katia Sycara",
   editor = "Matthias Klusch",
   title = "In-Context Information Management Through Adaptive Collaboration of Intelligent Agents",
   booktitle = "Intelligent Information Agents: Cooperative, Rational and Adaptive Information Gathering on the Internet",
   publisher = "Springer Verlag",
   year = "1999",
}