Title

A multiagent-based information trading floor model for an organizational intranet

Date of Publication

1999

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science

Subject Categories

Computer and Systems Architecture | Digital Communications and Networking

College

College of Computer Studies

Department/Unit

Computer Science

Thesis Adviser

Arnulfo P. Azcarraga

Defense Panel Chair

Jose Lloyd Espiritu

Defense Panel Member

Jefferson Tan,
Teresita Limoanco

Abstract/Summary

The majority of information systems created have catered mainly to the needs of individual users and only provide informal or incidental sharing among groups or communities of users. This underscores the need to develop formal information exchange architectures specifically for organizations. This work describes a multiagent-based information trading floor (ITF) designed to support the sharing and dissemination of information. The ITF is a federation of specialized agents that perform cooperative information gathering for a defined set of users. Communication between agents occurs as they service user requests. These interactions are governed by conversion policies which are defined using KQML. A prototype was constructed to demonstrate the agent interactions. This provides a venue that allows for the visual inspection of the model using a graphical simulation of agent conversions. The ITF is intended to service organizational information needs. It provides intelligent information retrieval services that extend the functionality of the existing Intranet infrastructure.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TG02856

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 v. (various foliations); 28 cm.

Keywords

Information networks; Computer architecture; Information theory; Communication models

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