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(networking, chat, World-Wide Web)
(From "robot") Any type of autonomous software that operates as an agent for a user or a program or simulates a human activity. On the Internet, the most popular bots are programs (called spiders or crawlers) used for searching. They access web sites, retrieve documents and follow all the hyperlinks in them; then they generate catalogs that are accessed by search engines.

A chatbot converses with humans (or other bots). A shopbot searches the Web to find the best price for a product. Other bots (such as OpenSesame) observe a user's patterns in navigating a website and customises the site for that user.

Knowbots collect specific information from websites.


(1) See robot and chatbot.

(2) (roBOT) A search engine program that indexes the Web. See spider.

(3) (roBOT) A program on the Internet that performs a repetitive function such as posting a message on blogs, newsgroups and social networks or searching for information. Bots reside in the background waiting to respond to certain conditions. The term bot is used for myriad "intelligent agents" that continuously or periodically perform some function. It is estimated that as much as 60% of Web traffic comes from bots and not humans. See social bot, spambot, chatbot, agent and trolling.

(4) (BOT) (Beginning Of Tape) The status of a tape file when it is first mounted in the drive. See BOF.
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The PDP-Laban in Nueva Ecija is headed by former General Tinio Mayor Virgilio Bote, who concurrently serves as PDP-Laban vice president for Luzon and party provincial president.
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Parece evidente, tanto en trabajos externos como el resultado de investigaciones propias, que hay suficiente evidencia en direccion a confirmar la relacion entre cooperacion e impacto en citacion y como la produccion de conocimiento parece configurar comunidades que interactuan e influyen en el tipo de produccion de conocimiento configurando endogamias (Garcia, Acevedo-Triana, & LopezLopez, 2014; Garcia-Martinez, Guerrero-Bote, Hassan-Montero, & Moya-Anegon, 2009; Guerrero Bote, Olmeda-Gomez, & de Moya-Anegon, 2013; Lopez-Lopez, de Moya Anegon, Acevedo-Triana, Garcia, & Silva, 2015).
Se infiere que las ballenas son un par madre-cria debido a la cercania y al comportamiento protector de la ballena mas grande, asi como la talla de ambas (14 m y 6 m, estimado en comparacion con el bote, de 7 m de largo).