Title: Design and implementation of an intelligent metasearch engine based on agent

Authors: Liu Wei, Chen Junjie

Addresses: Taiyuan University of Technology, College of Computer and Software Engineering, 4–2–2, 36 Qingnian Road, Taiyuan, Shanxi, 030001, China. ' Taiyuan University of Technology, College of Computer and Software Engineering, 4–2–2, 36 Qingnian Road, Taiyuan, Shanxi, 030001, China

Abstract: It is difficult for users to search for information on the internet because of the rapid expanding of information resource. Traditional search engines cannot deal with that very well. Based on this situation, the paper presented agent and metasearch engine technology. The authors believed that the combination of agent and metasearch engine technology can satisfy the demand for individuation and intelligence while users search information. The architecture of intelligent metasearch engine system based on agent was proposed in this paper. The authors expounded the idea of the design, introduced the work principle of the system, and explained the work mechanism of each module.

Keywords: agents; metasearch engine; information retrieval; intelligent metasearch engine; agent-based systems; internet searching; agent-oriented software.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAOSE.2007.014402

International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, 2007 Vol.1 No.2, pp.147 - 157

Available online: 05 Jul 2007 *

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