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Modeling a multi-agent system for retrieving information from distributed sources

Sophie-Julie Pelletier, Samuel Pierre and Hai Hoc Hoang

Article (2003)

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This paper presents a multi-agent system called ISAME and designed for intelligent information retrieval from heterogeneous distributed sources. ISAME constitutes a virtual library that supplies a set of software agents with a simplified access to a set of dynamic information sources available under electronic formats, as well as services for facilitating and optimizing information retrieval. The system also uses TCP/IP communication protocols, and proposes a series of garbage-collection mechanisms to avoid the preservation and propagation of information among agents, or messages that become inaccessible or outdated as well as the use of the resources that become undesirable. The originality of this system rests on the fact that it simplifies the information retrieval from distributed heterogeneous sources by making these sources transparent to the user.

Subjects: 2700 Information technology > 2700 Information technology
2700 Information technology > 2704 Distributed and parallel processing
Department: Department of Computer Engineering and Software Engineering
Research Center: Other
Funders: Telelearning Network Centres of Excellence of Canada
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/5081/
Journal Title: Journal of Computing and Information Technology (vol. 11, no. 1)
Publisher: University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
DOI: 10.2498/cit.2003.01.02
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.2498/cit.2003.01.02
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2020 15:27
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2024 06:34
Cite in APA 7: Pelletier, S.-J., Pierre, S., & Hoang, H. H. (2003). Modeling a multi-agent system for retrieving information from distributed sources. Journal of Computing and Information Technology, 11(1), 15-39. https://doi.org/10.2498/cit.2003.01.02

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