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Design issues for agent-based resource locator systems

Wills, Gary; Alani, Harith; Ashri, Ronald; Crowder, Richard; Kalfoglou, Yannis and Kim, Sanghee (2002). Design issues for agent-based resource locator systems. In: Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management, 2-3 December 2002, Vienna, Austria, Springer, pp. 156–168.

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While knowledge is viewed by many as an asset, it is often difficult to locate particularitems within a large electronic corpus. This paper presents an agent based framework for the location of resources to resolve a specific query, and considers the associated design issue. Aspects of the work presented complements current research into both expertise finders and recommender systems. The essential issues for the proposed design are scalability, together ith the ability to learn and adapt to changing resources. As knowledge is often implicit within electronic resources, and therefore difficult to locate, we have proposed the use of ontologies, to extract the semantics and infer meaning to obtain the results required. We explore the use of communities of practice, applying ontology-based networks, and e-mail message exchanges to aid the resource discovery process.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2002 The Authors
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 20057
Depositing User: Harith Alani
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2010 10:48
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2010 05:41
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