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The Evolution of a Practical Agent-based Recommender System

The Evolution of a Practical Agent-based Recommender System
The Evolution of a Practical Agent-based Recommender System
This paper presents a multi-agent framework that has been developed to assist Web users within organisations in finding relevant documents and identifying colleagues conducting related work. The system exploits the idea that information acquired and created by one user navigating the information space is something that can be utilised to assist other users. The design of the system builds on the practical experiences of an earlier agent-based recommender system that provided navigation assistance based on information about which documents other users had visited. The system presented here has an improved interface and agent architecture, and it significantly extends the functionality. The interface successfully employs bookmarks as a familiar and effective interaction mechanism. Added services within the architecture include handling of multimedia documents and integration with other open hypermedia systems, and the system is also capable of augmenting document content on delivery. The framework is open and extensible to incorporate new functionality.
El-Beltagy, Samhaa
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DeRoure, David
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Hall, Wendy
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El-Beltagy, Samhaa
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DeRoure, David
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El-Beltagy, Samhaa, DeRoure, David and Hall, Wendy (2000) The Evolution of a Practical Agent-based Recommender System At Workshop on Agent-based Recommender Systems, Autonomous Agents 2000.

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This paper presents a multi-agent framework that has been developed to assist Web users within organisations in finding relevant documents and identifying colleagues conducting related work. The system exploits the idea that information acquired and created by one user navigating the information space is something that can be utilised to assist other users. The design of the system builds on the practical experiences of an earlier agent-based recommender system that provided navigation assistance based on information about which documents other users had visited. The system presented here has an improved interface and agent architecture, and it significantly extends the functionality. The interface successfully employs bookmarks as a familiar and effective interaction mechanism. Added services within the architecture include handling of multimedia documents and integration with other open hypermedia systems, and the system is also capable of augmenting document content on delivery. The framework is open and extensible to incorporate new functionality.

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Published date: June 2000
Additional Information: Address: Barcelona, Spain
Venue - Dates: Workshop on Agent-based Recommender Systems, Autonomous Agents 2000, 2000-06-01
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 253681
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/253681
PURE UUID: 95c05204-33bb-4766-aa5b-345964f7a1ff
ORCID for David DeRoure: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9074-3016
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4327-7811

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Date deposited: 06 Jul 2000
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:56

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Author: Samhaa El-Beltagy
Author: David DeRoure ORCID iD
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD

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