Automating information processing tasks: an agent-based architecture
Cranefield, Stephen; McKinlay, Bryce; Moreale, Emanuela; Purvis, Martin
This paper describes an agent-based architecture designed to provide automation support for users who perform information processing tasks using a collection of distributed and disparate software tools and on-line resources. The architecture extends previous work on agent-based software interoperability. The unique features of the information processing domain compared to distributed information retrieval are discussed and a novel extension of hierarchical task network (HTN) planning to support this domain is presented.
Publisher: University of Otago
Series number: 98/07
Research Type: Discussion Paper