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A program which, when given a request, searches and retrieves information on the Internet. Also known as intelligent agent, knowledge robot.
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A kind of bot that collects information by automatically gathering certain specified information from websites.
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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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