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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2003 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 296-304
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2003.296.304
 
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Tiresa: An Intelligent Agent Application

Alicia Tang Y.C. and Clarence Kuna

Abstract:
Millions of education sites, including of universities and schools, public or private, have utilised the Internet to feed the education community and sometimes there is too much information out there than we could take. The Internet also offers a powerful business transaction known as e-commerce. With e-commerce, users can do item purchasing without being physically present at the purchase location, i.e., in the comfort of their own home. In universities, lecturers are busy individuals who have to prepare for classes and undertaking project supervision works and to conduct research, etc. They would have very limited time to scout around for textbooks. The advent of Intelligent Agent combining with the magic of Internet has inspired us to develop a software agent called Textbook Information Retrieval and Shopper Agent (TIRESA) to take over the role of a human book agent. The prototype is developed using an agent toolkit called JACK and the architecture used is Belief, Desire and Intention (BDI). TIRESA is an agent situated within and a part of an environment that senses that environment and acts on it, over time, in pursuit of its own agenda and so as to effect what it senses in the future and at the same time, it represents, uses and acquires knowledge in order to perceive, plan and act intelligently. TIRESA would help the lecturers to search the World Wide Web for the best textbooks according to the lecturer`s specifications. Adding to that, after a decision has been made, the agent will negotiate the book purchase transaction and keep track of it until the book is delivered.
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How to cite this article:

Alicia Tang Y.C. and Clarence Kuna , 2003. Tiresa: An Intelligent Agent Application. Journal of Applied Sciences, 3: 296-304.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2003.296.304

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2003.296.304

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