Developing intelligent agent systems: a practical guide

Padgham, L and Winikoff, M 2004, Developing intelligent agent systems: a practical guide, John Wiley and Sons, Chicester, UK.

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Title Developing intelligent agent systems: a practical guide
Author(s) Padgham, L
Winikoff, M
Year 2004
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Place of publication Chicester, UK
Subjects Software Engineering
Summary Build your own intelligent agent system. Intelligent agent technology is a tool of modern computer science that can be used to engineer complex computer programmes that behave rationally in dynamic and changing environments. Applications range from small programmes that intelligently search the Web buying and selling goods via electronic commerce, to autonomous space probes. This powerful technology is not widely used, however, as developing intelligent agent software requires high levels of training and skill. The authors of this book have developed and tested a methodology and tools for developing intelligent agent systems. With this methodology (Prometheus) developers can start agent-oriented designs and implementations easily from scratch saving valuable time and resources. Developing Intelligent Agent Systems not only answers the questions 'what are agents?' and 'why are they useful?' but also the crucial question: 'how do I design and build intelligent agent systems?' The book covers everything a practitioner needs to know to begin to effectively use this technology - including an introduction to the notion of agents, a description of the concepts involved, and a software engineering methodology.
Copyright notice © 2004 John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Keyword(s) intelligent software agents
multiagent system analysis and design
ISBN 0-470-86120-7
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