The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Learning Mechanisms for Information Filtering Agents

Record type: Monograph (Project Report)

In recent years, software agents have been developed which assist users with tasks such as information filtering or information retrieval. Such systems have evolved from simple agents that refer to a user-defined script to filter incoming mail, to complex Web agents that not only learn their user's preferences but actively seek out Web pages that could be of interest. To provide personal assistance, an agent needs information about the user's interests and needs. This paper reviews how different mechanisms have been used to define a user profile, from simple rules to complex machine learning algorithms. Problems with user-defined scripts are discussed, as are the issues involved with integrating learning mechanisms into agents. One approach currently being developed to learn within an agent environment is then described.

PDF tr9509.pdf - Other
Download (547kB)

Citation

Payne, Terry R. and Edwards, Peter (1995) Learning Mechanisms for Information Filtering Agents s.n.

More information

Published date: 1995
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 263092
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263092
PURE UUID: 31f82007-4bc9-451f-93f1-60d50df85741

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 09 Oct 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:44

Export record

Contributors

Author: Terry R. Payne
Author: Peter Edwards

University divisions


Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×