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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.
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knowbot

(World-Wide Web)
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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Concise descriptions of the directory services WHOIS, Knowbot, and NETFIND along with other aids to finding email addresses may be found in The Internet Companion, 128-33, and in Crossing the Internet Threshold, 43-44.
Knowbots. Automated systems for collecting, screening, and organizing data are called knowbots (short for knowledge robots).
Those knowbots, or information valets, or however those automated retrievers of information will be known, of course entail the use of expert systems; expert systems, in turn, are based on the advice of experts--the ways in which experts respond to queries, or solve a problem, or perform a particular operation.
If you thought that sounded threatening enough, "the NRI plans to use Knowbot demons as a linchpin of its ambitious Digital Library System" (p.
He spoke of the Gopher system software of the University of Minnesota, a menu interface, and of WAIS, the Wide Area Information Server; how the system is perceived as free to the users; and how automated tools for locating information, such as Knowbot, work (it searches for information of interest, not surrogates).
The Digital Library project, still in the experimental stage, incorporates a knowbot information service, electronic mail white page service, and embraces the MEDLINE, TOXNET, and CHEMLINE databases of the National Library of Medicine and the Mendelian Inheritance in Man database at Johns Hopkins University.
Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and Smartphones.
knowbots: Reference librarians of the future; software agents that can worm their way through networks looking for requested info.
In Robots to knowbots: The wider automation agenda: Jan.
In order to gather the needed clues, the users match knowledge with a series of KnowBots who produce a series of questions in the areas of history, geography, life science, physical science, mathematics, English, art and music.
However, the multiplier attainable by software-based "knowbots" is virtually unlimited, and thinking in terms of millions of active agents per user is not unreasonable.