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    • KQML as an agent communication language 

      Finin, Tim; Fritzson, Richard; McKay, Don; McEntire, Robin (ACM, 1994-10-29)
      This paper describes the design of and experimentation with the Knowledge Query and Manipulation Language (KQML), a new language and protocol for exchanging information and knowledge. This work is part of a larger effort, ...
    • Using Automatic Memoization as a Software Engineering Tool in Real-World AI Systems 

      Mayfield, James; Finin, Tim; Hall, Marty (IEEE, 1995-02-20)
      Memo functions and memoization are well-known concepts in AI programming. They have been discussed since the sixties and are often used as examples in introductory programming texts. However, the automation of memoization ...
    • The Cycic Friends Network: getting Cyc agents to reason together 

      Mayfield, James; Finin, Tim; Narayanaswamy, Rajkumar; Shah, Chetan; MacCartney, William; Goolsbey, Keith (1995-12-01)
      We describe the initial results of a project aimed at adapting the Cyc system for use in an agent architecture. Two Cyc systems that share a large common core of knowledge but differ in additional knowledge they possess ...
    • Acceptance of a speech interface for biomedical data collection. 

      Grasso, M. A.; Ebert, D.; Finin, T. (1997)
      Speech interfaces have the potential to address the data entry bottleneck of many applications in the field of medical informatics. An experimental study evaluated the effect of perceptual structure on a multimodal speech ...
    • Task Integration in Multimodal Speech Recognition Environments 

      Grasso, Michael A.; Finin, Tim (ACM, 1997-04-01)
      A model of complementary behavior has been proposed based on arguments that direct manipulation and speech recognition interfaces have reciprocal strengths and weaknesses. This suggests that user interface performance and ...
    • Toward Intelligent Integrated Manufacturing Planning-Execution 

      Chu, Bill; Tolone, William; Long, J.; Willhelm, Robert; Peng, Yun; Finin, Tim; Mathews, M. Lisa (1998-01-01)
      In today’s competitive global market place, agility has become a survival factor for many manufacturers. A key measurement of manufacturing agility is the time it takes an organization to respond to market changes. The ...
    • The Effect of Perceptual Structure on Multimodal Speech Recognition Interfaces 

      Grasso, Michael A.; Ebert, David; Finin, Tim (1998-01-01)
      A framework of complementary behavior has been proposed which maintains that direct manipulation and speech interfaces have reciprocal strengths and weaknesses. This suggests that user interface performance and acceptance ...
    • Personal Security Agent: KQML-based PKI 

      He, Qi; Sycara, Katia P.; Finin, Timothy W. (ACM, 1998-05-09)
      Certificate management infrastructure, a.k.a. PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), which issues and provides access to public key certificates to preserve the integrity of a public key, is fundamental for electronic commerce ...
    • Mobile agents can benefit from standards efforts on interagent communication 

      Finin, T.; Labrou, Y.; Peng, Yun (IEEE, 1998-07-01)
      On the road for the future success of mobile agents, we believe that inter-agent communication is an issue that has not been adequately addressed by the mobile agents community. Supplementing mobile agents with the ability ...
    • Implementing Multi-Agent Systems: Languages, Frameworks, and Standards 

      Decker, Keith; Finin, Tim; Manning, Chris; Singh, Munindar; Treur, Jan (AAAI, 1998-07-26)
      As multi-agent systems research nears the end of its second decade, researchers have moved beyond stand-alone, one-off systems and have begun to create the software infrastructure for quickly creating new, highly interoperable ...
    • Jackal: a Java-based Tool for Agent Development 

      Cost, R. Scott; Finin, Tim; Labrou, Yannis; Lua, Xiaocheng; Peng, Yun; Soboroff, Ian; Mayfield, James; Boughannam, Akram (AAAI, 1998-07-26)
      Jackal is a Java-based tool for communicating with the KQML agent communication language. Some features which make it extremely valuable to agent development are its conversation management facilities, flexible, blackboard ...
    • An active transcoding proxy to support mobile web access 

      Bharadvaj, H.; Joshi, A.; Auephanwiriyakul, S. (IEEE, 1998-10-24)
      In this paper, we present a proxy based system (MOWSER) to support web browsing from mobile clients over wireless networks. Mowser is a proxy agent between the mobile host and the web server, which performs active transcoding ...
    • The Integrality of Speech in Multimodal Interfaces 

      Grasso, Michael A.; Ebert, David S.; Finin, Timothy W. (ACM, 1998-11-30)
      A framework of complementary behavior has been proposed which maintains that direct manipulation and speech interfaces have reciprocal strengths and weaknesses. This suggests that user interface performance and acceptance ...
    • Supporting Human Interactions within Integrated Manufacturing Systems 

      Tolone, William J.; Chu, Bei-tseng; Long, Junsheng; Wilhelm, Robert; Finin, Tim; Peng, Yun (1998-12-01)
      Application integration is a focus of many major research initiatives. A driving force behind application integration is a desire for enterprise-wide integration of organizational business processes. On the surface, increased ...
    • A Multi-Agent System for Enterprise Integration 

      Peng, Y.; Finin, T.; Labrou, Y.; Chu, B.; Long, J.; Tolone, W. J.; Boughannam, A. (1998-12-01)
      The production management system used by most manufacturers today is comprised of disconnected planning and execution processes, and lacks the support for interoperability for enterprise wide integration. This situation ...
    • The Interoperability Problem: Bringing together Mobile Agents and Agent Communication Languages, 

      Labrou, Yannis K.; Finin, Tim; Peng, Yun (IEEE, 1999-01-05)
      Interoperability is a central issue for both the mobile agents community and the wider agents community. Unfortunately, the interoperability concerns are different between the two communities. As a result, inter-agent ...
    • Agent communication languages: the current landscape 

      Labrou, Yannis; Finin, Tim; Peng, Yun (IEEE, 1999-03-01)
      Despite the substantial number of multi-agent systems that use an Agent Communication Language (ACL) the dust has not settled yet over the landscape of ACLs. The semantic specification issues have monopolized the debate ...
    • On Mobility and Agents 

      Joshi, Anupam (1999-03-24)
      The ability to access networked resources, both computational and information, form mobile client will become increasingly importance in the emerging pervasive computing scenario. There is significant ongoing work in the ...
    • Modeling agent conversations with colored petri nets 

      Cost, R. Scott; Chen, Ye; Finin, Tim; Labrou, Yannis K.; Peng, Yun (1999-05-01)
      Conversations are a useful means of structuring communica- tive interactions among agents. The value of a conversation- based approach is largely determined by the conversational model it uses. Finite State Machines, ...
    • Negotiating agents for supply chain management 

      Chen, Ye; Peng, Yun; Finin, Tim; Labrou, Yannis; Cost, Scott (AAAI, 1999-07-01)
      A supply chain is a network of suppliers, factories, warehouses, distribution centers and retailers, through which raw materials are acquired, transformed, produced and delivered to the customer. A supply chain management ...