The Intelligent Software Agents Lab,
The Robotics Institute,
Carnegie Mellon University
Intelligent Software Agents Lab Develops Web-Reading RETSINA "Calendar Agent"
The World Wide Web was initially seen as a distributed infosphere that supported seamless human navigation through linked documents. This concept of the web is currently being superceded by the vision of a "web of services," wherein automated software will do much of the work now undertaken by human users of the web, while accomplishing many tasks that humans do not now undertake.
Intelligent Software Agents Lab has demonstrated that machine-aided navigation,
information retrieval, and knowledge comprehension can be accomplished
by means of RDF (Resource Description Framework--a mode of encoding ontological
relationships between concepts), as expressed in a machine readable mark-up
language (XML), thus allowing for automated reasoning by intelligent software
A demonstration of the Calender Agent is available via the web, and can be made available to interested reporters, upon request.
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