11.0344 intelligent agents

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 20 Oct 1997 21:57:18 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 344.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Avigail Oren <avigor@post.tau.ac.il> (22)
Subject: intelligent agents

[2] From: Orth_Michael_P/cpslo_employee1@polymail.cpunix.calp (5)
Subject: 11.0343 intelligent agents?

[3] From: "Amsler, Robert" <Amsler@dyniet.com> (5)
Subject: Re: agents

[4] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (15)
Subject: agents

Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 08:22:14 +0200 (IST)
From: Avigail Oren <avigor@post.tau.ac.il>
Subject: intelligent agents

Recently I was engaged in summing up the r&d in educational technology as a
prepreation for a grant my place is going to get.
In my way I found some info about these agents.
1.At media-lab in MIT you may find info looking on the projects and courses
of Pattie Maes.(casr.www.media.mit.)
2. You may look at escalante.cs.byu.edu/colloquia/johnson/abstract.txt
for an abstract of a project dealing with autonmous agents/
3.D. KIRSH at the Universuty of California in Sun-Diego is planning a MOO with
int. agents with different roles to guide the users.
4. At mobile.csie.ntu.edu.tw/~yjhsu/itla.html is some info on
Teaching/Learning agents.
It is apparent that in the far east (in Japan at Osaka University) they are
engaged in r@d related to ITS (intelligent learning systems).
5.At Leeds University, The Computer Based Learning Unit (J self, P. Brna)
they are working on these subjects.

I hope it helps as a begining

Dr. Avigail Oren
School of Education
Tel- Aviv University and
The Center for Educational Technology (CET)
Url: http://muse.tau.ac.il/~avigail/personal.html

Date: Fri, 17 Oct 97 16:21:30 -0700
From: Orth_Michael_P/cpslo_employee1@polymail.cpunix.calpoly.edu
Subject: 11.0343 intelligent agents?

I've used several agents. One good one lay in wait for the subject I
chose to appear in list serve messages on that server (Standford) and
then sent me a list of messages with what I wanted. I have several
other, more active, agents--like EchoSearch--and of course all search
engines qualify, in a dumb way. I haven't used a really good one yet.
But wow, they are very close to ready . . . . A ferret.

Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 21:26:07 +0100
From: "Amsler, Robert" <Amsler@dyniet.com>
Subject: Re: agents

Not sure how autonomous these are, but I discovered a rather good new
periodical, The Knowledge Engineering Review, which recently had
a review article on Software Agents that seemed intelligible,

Software Agents: An Overview, by Hyacinth S. Nwana, The Knowledge
Engineering Review, Vol. 11:3, 1996, p. 205-244.

Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 21:58:44 +0100
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: agents

Subsequent to my query in Humanist 11.343, I did a quick search of the Web
and discovered the following URLs, the first of many:

IBM Intelligent Agents homepage <http://www.networking.ibm.com/iag/iaghome.html>

Intelligent Agents: review of current lit.

Intelligent Agent Technology <http://escalante.cs.byu.edu/~whitehur/agents/>

Intelligent Agents <http://www.augusta.co.uk/isip/sigs/rnr/agents/>

But again my question: does anyone know of an academic use of these, esp. in
the humanities?


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