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knowbot

[′nō‚bät]
(computer science)
A program which, when given a request, searches and retrieves information on the Internet. Also known as intelligent agent, knowledge robot.

knowbot

(World-Wide Web)
A kind of bot that collects information by automatically gathering certain specified information from websites.

Knowbot

(KNOWledge roBOT) A Unix-based system for software agents that roam a distributed network, such as the Internet, in order to gather or distribute information. Developed by the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, Reston, VA (www.cnri.reston.va.us) and written in Python, the Knowbot Operating System is server software that hosts and interacts with the Knowbot mobile agents.
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KNOWBOT: Using the Knowbot Information Service enables an Internet user to find another's address.
Recommendation: Use Internet tools such as Finger, Knowbot, Netfind, and Whois to locate individuals; record names found in mailing lists and newsgroups; and maintain your own list of addresses.
I'm sure the user's knowbot model 2050 will pull in relevant information fitting a predetermined user profile from sources of every variety in matrices not now imaginable.
Another source is the Knowbot Information Service which you can find at: telnet info.
Methods of finding addresses range from a rather purpose-defeating telephone call to using network directory services such as WHOIS, Knowbot, or NETFIND.
A knowbot acts as a type of personal secretary that lives inside the computer and is programmed to perform functions specifically for the user.
The knowbot might filter an incoming stream of video, audio, and text information (such as that received by members of an Internet mailing list), or it might search online databases.
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The knowbot will present options with prompts such as, "Would you like abstracts or full records?
The NetServer includes the hard drive space for ftp (File Transfer Protocol) services from the Internet, electronic mail such as Unix Mail (PINE, ELM), Network News services, and Knowbot Information Service (KIS).
Some years ago, Apple Computers produced a video showing the Knowledge Navigator, sort of an information valet or what some are now calling a knowbot (knowledge + robot)--that is, an automated valet or maid that knows not only its client's informational needs but also the client's Personal qualities to shape the package of information.
If you thought that sounded threatening enough, "the NRI plans to use Knowbot demons as a linchpin of its ambitious Digital Library System" (p.