Dynamic retrieval of heterogeneous knowledge sources in a multi-agent system

Pascal Reuss; Kerstin Bach; Klaus-Dieter Althoff
In: Franz Lehner; Nadine Amende; Nora Fteimi (Hrsg.). Professionelles Wissensmanagement. Conference on Professional Knowledge Management (WM), March 14-15, Passau, Germany, GITO, Berlin, 2013.


This paper presents a Multi-Agent-System that uses Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) to dynamically assess the required knowledge sources for querying heterogeneous, distributed knowledge sources. We describe the idea of the so called Knowledge Line and its implementation in form of a Multi-Agent-System. Our prototype is realized in the domain of travel medicine where preventive information about destinations, diseases and potential health risks are provided. Further we present the results of an evaluation carried out with the travel medicine prototype and discuss related work on the aspects of Multi-Agent-Systems, CBR and scalability of such systems.

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