Distributed Enterprise Search using Software Agents


In this paper we introduce a distributed information retrieval system using agent-based technology. In this multi-agent system, each agent has its own specific task and can be used to handle a specific document repository. The system is designed to automatically comply with access restriction rules that are normally enforced in companies. It is used in the administration offices of the German capital city Berlin where it serves as a testbed for further research on aggregated search in an enterprise environment with roughly 50,000 employees.

 author = {Gunadi, Erwin and Meder, Michael and Plumbaum, Till and Scheel, Christian and Hopfgartner, Frank and Albayrak, Sahin},
 title = {Distributed Enterprise Search Using Software Agents},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems},
 series = {AAMAS '14},
 year = {2014},
 isbn = {978-1-4503-2738-1},
 location = {Paris, France},
 pages = {1623--1624},
 numpages = {2},
 url = {http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2615731.2616094},
 acmid = {2616094},
 publisher = {International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems},
 address = {Richland, SC},
 keywords = {distributed information retrieval, enterprise, software agents},
Erwin Gunadi, Michael Meder, Till Plumbaum, Christian Scheel, Frank Hopfgartner, Sahin Albayrak
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