A distributed multi-agent system for collaborative information management and sharing

James R. Chen, Shawn R. Wolfe, Stephen D. Wragg
2000 Proceedings of the ninth international conference on Information and knowledge management - CIKM '00  
In this paper, we present DIAMS, a system of distributed, collaborative agents to help users access, manage, share and exchange information. A DIAMS personal agent helps its owner find information most relevant to current needs. It provides tools and utilities for users to manage their information repositories with dynamic organization and virtual views. Flexible hierarchical display is integrated with indexed query search to support effective information access. Automatic indexing methods are
more » ... dexing methods are employed to support user queries and communication between agents. Contents of a repository are kept in object-oriented storage to facilitate information sharing. Collaboration between users is aided by easy sharing utilities as well as automated information exchange. Matchmaker agents are designed to establish connections between users with similar interests and expertise. DIAMS agents provide needed services for users to share and learn information from one another on the World Wide Web. Keywords A g ent, b oo k m ark , co llabo r atio n , in f o r mation m anag em en t, lear n in g, W o rld Wid e Web
doi:10.1145/354756.354844 dblp:conf/cikm/ChenWW00 fatcat:nqtpwnsqbbcenbhmj56ynk5yuu