ERIC Number: ED425719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Using Intelligent Agents To Assist Educators.
Knode, Steve; Knode, Jon-David W.
This paper begins with background on intelligent agents (software programs built to perform certain specific tasks for the user). A taxonomy that categorizes intelligent agents by the degree of intelligence embedded in the software is presented. Applications of today's intelligent agents are discussed, including specific examples of the following: (1) agents that watch, i.e., look for specific information or events; (2) agents that can learn from observing users' behavior; (3) agents that can retrieve, which are capable of searching for information in an intelligent fashion; (4) agents that can assist in specific tasks; (5) agents that can converse with the user; (6) agents that can collaborate, providing assistance in several areas related to collaboration; and (7) agents that can do comparison shopping. World Wide Web addresses for the agents described are listed. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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