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An Agent Based Approach To Finding Expertise In The Engineering Design Environment

An Agent Based Approach To Finding Expertise In The Engineering Design Environment
An Agent Based Approach To Finding Expertise In The Engineering Design Environment
During the engineering design process people need to locate colleagues with knowledge to resolve a problem. As identified by discussions with practicing designers the use of computer based systems that assist users with finding such expertise will become increasingly important. In this paper we discuss the development of an agent based Expertise Finder suitable for use within an engineering design environment. A key feature of our approach is that the Expertise Finder returns both recommended contacts and supporting documentation. The Expertise Finder bases its results on information held within the organisation, for example publications, human resource records, and not on personally compiled CVs or user maintained records. The recommendations are presented to the user with due regard to the social context. The technology used in the exemplar application allows the development of distributed, interchangeable agents that use real time data to find expertise.
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Crowder, Richard, Hughes, Gareth and Hall, Wendy (2003) An Agent Based Approach To Finding Expertise In The Engineering Design Environment. Folkeson, A, Gralen, K, Norell, M and Sellgren, U (eds.) At 14th International Conference on Engineering Design 14th International Conference on Engineering Design. 19 - 21 Aug 2003.

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Abstract

During the engineering design process people need to locate colleagues with knowledge to resolve a problem. As identified by discussions with practicing designers the use of computer based systems that assist users with finding such expertise will become increasingly important. In this paper we discuss the development of an agent based Expertise Finder suitable for use within an engineering design environment. A key feature of our approach is that the Expertise Finder returns both recommended contacts and supporting documentation. The Expertise Finder bases its results on information held within the organisation, for example publications, human resource records, and not on personally compiled CVs or user maintained records. The recommendations are presented to the user with due regard to the social context. The technology used in the exemplar application allows the development of distributed, interchangeable agents that use real time data to find expertise.

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Published date: 2003
Additional Information: Event Dates: 19-21 August
Venue - Dates: 14th International Conference on Engineering Design, 2003-08-19 - 2003-08-21
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 258189
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/258189
ISBN: 1 904670 00 8
PURE UUID: 5d876a40-2f90-4c16-ae4e-f4a7140a4bde
ORCID for Wendy Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4327-7811

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Date deposited: 01 Sep 2003
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:19

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Author: Richard Crowder
Author: Gareth Hughes
Author: Wendy Hall ORCID iD
Editor: A Folkeson
Editor: K Gralen
Editor: M Norell
Editor: U Sellgren

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