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Agents for Querying Distributed Statistical Databases over the Internet

McClean, SI, Karali, I, Scotney, BW, Greer, KRC, Kapos, G-D, Pairceir, R, Hong, J, Bell, DA and Hatzopoulos, M (2002) Agents for Querying Distributed Statistical Databases over the Internet. International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, 11 (1). pp. 63-94. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.worldscinet.com/ijait/11/1101/S0218213002000782.html

DOI: 10.1142/S0218213002000782


Distributed database techniques and the Internet provide producers of statistics with a means to publish their data and metadata widely and make them available to a variety of users. Data matching to a user query and data access as well as data harmonization are some of the problems that should be solved. Intelligence is required in various stages of query answering and data matching. Moreover, the breadth and distributed nature of the Internet urge for a distributed approach. Agents seem to be the means by which both intelligence and distributed processing can be achieved. This paper presents a distributed approach for answering queries on statistical data that exist over the Internet using a multi-agent framework.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Distributed Statistical Databases; agents; internet technology; metadata
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Information Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Information and Communication Engineering
ID Code:6781
Deposited By: Professor Bryan Scotney
Deposited On:20 Jan 2010 15:46
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:08

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