Agent-based framework for web query answering
Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62) › 21_Publication in refereed journal
|Journal / Publication||Journal of Information Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-0033906174&origin=recordpage|
The World Wide Web has become a rich information source from which answers to numerous questions can be found. However, there exist discrepancies between the queries by users and the answers provided by the information sources, due to ill-depned requirements and the irregular nature of Web information sources. Thus, the traditional rigid mechanism for database query answering is unsuitable for complex Web mining tasks. A flexible and cooperative query answering mechanism needs to be used to overcome the discrepancies. In this paper, we propose an agent-based frame-work for such Web query answering. An object-oriented deductive data model and a flexible query language are introduced, and a cooperation mechanism for query answering based on our data model and query language is presented.