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Head: Katia Sycara
Contact: Lori R. Price
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Center for Integrated Manfacturing Decision Systems (CIMDS)
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Advanced Agent - Robotics Technology Lab
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WebMate, a personal digital assistant, is a promising solution to the problem of finding useful information among a sea of texts and other web documents. By accompanying users as they browse the Internet, the WebMate agent 1) provides URL recommendations dynamically, 2) offers ever more relevant web documents, 3) responds to user feedback, and 4) compiles a daily newspaper with links to documents of interest to the user.

The WebMate architecture consists of a stand-alone proxy that monitors the user's actions to provide information for learning and search refinement, and an applet controller that interacts with the user.