Abstract: A non-technical introduction to intelligent agents from a management perspective, with an emphasis on software agents for solving communications problems. Includes a chapter on using agents to solve year 2000 problems.
Keywords: book review, robotics, year2000, software, ai, business, programming, management, intelligent agents, communications, computer networks, telecommunications, KQML, Knowledge Query and Manipulation Language.
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Title: Agent Technology Handbook
Author: Dimitris N. Chorafas
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Date Published: June 1997
ISBN: 0070119236
LOCN: QA76.76.I58C48 1998
Dewey: 006.3/3 21
Pages: 382
Figures: 66
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Part I: Concepts Underpinning the Development and Use of Agents

Chapter 1: The New Software Paradigm: "Things That Think"

Chapter 2: Agents: Facts and Opportunities for Knowledge Workers

Chapter 3: Thinking Machines: The Search for Exploiting Intelligence and Expertise

Chapter 4: KQML, Morphism, Telescript, and Software Development

Part II: Agents in Networks, Mobile Computing Security, Reliability, and Diagnostics

Chapter 5: Agents as Catalysts of Telecommunications Solutions

Chapter 6: Using Agents to Increase the Security on the Internet and Other Public and Private Networks

Chapter 7: Using Agents in Concurrent Software-Hardware Network Design

Chapter 8: Agents in Network Reliability, Diagnostics, and Maintenance

Part III: Applying Agent Technology in Business

Chapter 9: Boelter's Agents

Chapter 10: Supporting Mission Critical Functions through Intelligent Software

Chapter 11: Autonomous Knowledge Artifacts that Effectively Work Online

Chapter 12: Using Agents for Analogical Reasoning, Patterning, and Productization

Chapter 13: A Business Architecture for Agents and Multiagents

Appendix A: Glossary and Functional Acronyms

Appendix B: Important Internet Addresses


Author:        Chorafas, Dimitris N.
Title:         Agent technology handbook / Dimitris N.
Published:     New York : McGraw-Hill, c1998.
Description:   xlvii, 382 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:        The McGraw-Hill series on computer
LC Call No.:   QA76.76.I58C48 1998
Dewey No.:     006.3/3 21
ISBN:          0070119236 (acid-free paper)
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects:      Intelligent agents (Computer software) --
                  Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Control No.:   97015385 


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