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Agent-Based Distributed Data Mining: The KDEC Scheme

Matthias Klusch; S. Lodi; G.-L. Moro
In: Matthias Klusch; S. Bergamaschi; P. Edwards; P. Petta (Hrsg.). Intelligent Information Agents: The AgentLink Perspective. Pages 104-122, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), Vol. 2586, Springer-Verlag, 2003.


One key aspect of exploiting the huge amount of autonomous and heterogeneous data sources in the Internet is not only how to retrieve, collect and integrate relevant information but to discover previously unknown, implicit and valuable knowledge. In recent years several approaches to distributed data mining and knowledge discovery have been developed, but only a few of them make use of intelligent agents. This paper is intended to argue for the potential added value of using agent technology in the domain of knowledge discovery. We briefly review and classify existing approaches to agent-based distributed data mining, propose a novel approach to distributed data clustering based on density estimation, and discuss issues of its agent-oriented implementation