Future software will not merely respond to requests for information, but will anticipate the user's needs and actively seek ways to support the user. These systems will also manage cooperation among distributed programs. To describe the many roles of such software, researchers use the term "agent." The essays in "Software Agents," by leading researchers and developers of agent-based systems, address both the state-of-the-art of agent technology and its likely evolution in the near future. The introductory chapters in Part ...

Software Agents 1997, AAAI Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262522342

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