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000002032 037__ $$aINPRO--2009-049
000002032 041__ $$aeng
000002032 100__ $$aMena Nieto, Eduardo
000002032 245__ $$aAn Agent-based Approach for Helping Users of Hand-Held Devices to Browse Software Catalogs
000002032 260__ $$c2002-09-01
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000002032 520__ $$aConsidering the existing tendency toward the use of wireless devices we propose in this paper a new service that helps users of those devices in the (tedious, repetitive and many times costly in terms of communication cost) task of obtaining software from the Web. The goal of the service is twofold: First, to allow users to obtain software by expressing their requirements at a semantic level. For that the service deals with an ontology, specifically created for the service, that contains a semantic description of the software available at different repositories. Second, to guide users in the task of browsing the ontology in order to select the adequate software. The service has been developed using mobile agent technology. A software obtaining process based on adaptive agents, that manage semantic descriptions of available software, presents a qualitative advance with respect to existing solutions where users must know the location and access method of various remote software repositories. In this paper we describe the main elements that take part of the service and some performance results that prove the feasibility of the proposal.
000002032 6531_ $$amobile information agents
000002032 6531_ $$aontologies
000002032 6531_ $$aadaptive information agents
000002032 6531_ $$amobile computing
000002032 6531_ $$aDistributed Information Systems (SID)
000002032 700__ $$aRoyo, José Alberto
000002032 700__ $$aIllarramendi, Arantza
000002032 700__ $$aGoñi, Alfredo
000002032 8560_ $$fjoalroyo@unizar.es
000002032 8564_ $$s339536$$uhttp://zaguan.unizar.es/record/2032/files/INPRO--2009-049.pdf$$zArchivo asociado
000002032 9102_ $$aLenguajes y sistemas informáticos$$bInformática e Ingeniería de Sistemas
000002032 980__ $$aPREPRINT