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We propose the Multiple Character-Agents Interface (MCI) as an information integration platform where multiple animated life-like characters interact with each other and with the user to retrieve and integrate information from the Internet. The MCI makes the process open to the user and allows him/her to collaborate with the character-agents. We implemented the MCI as a multi-agent system in which information agents distributed over the Internet are integrated, then we developed a prototypedoi:10.1145/544862.544925 dblp:conf/atal/KitamuraTYY02 fatcat:lt7hze4i4jagfnaeb5beiz4qne