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User Customisation of Agent Profiles in the National electronic Library for Communicable Disease

Kostkova, P; Weinberg, J; Madle, G; Mani-Saada, J; (2003) User Customisation of Agent Profiles in the National electronic Library for Communicable Disease. In: Proceedings ECDL 2003 Workshop: Digital Library Evaluation - Metrics, Testbeds and Processes. ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Green open access

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Abstract

The Internet provides overwhelming amount of medical information. However, healthcare professionals often cannot find the information they need when they need it and if they do the quality may be uncertain. A new Internet digital library, the National electronic Library for Communicable Disease (NeLCD), is addressing this issue by providing a single-entry portal to evidence-based information on treatment, investigation and prevention of communicable disease. Autonomous Intelligent Agents are essential for the development and runtime of the NeLCD library as they perform autonomously a number of tasks related to the search, assist humans in information publishing, the document review process and data exchange. In this paper, we present an application of Intelligent Agents in user profiling and customisation. In particular, they allow users to personalise the search, modify the input controlled vocabulary and customize the search results to better meet their needs. In addition, they can autonomously alert users about new postings according to their interests. Profiling of Intelligent Search Agents (ISA) and Pro-active Alert Agents (PAA) allows extensive customisation of the library according to user’s personal preferences, professional background and medical specialty.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: User Customisation of Agent Profiles in the National electronic Library for Communicable Disease
Event: ECDL 2003 Workshop: Digital Library Evaluation - Metrics, Testbeds and Processes
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Dates: 17th-22nd August 2003
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://dl.acm.org/
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Multi-agent Systems (MAS) in Healthcare, Digital Libraries, Autonomous Alert Agents, Intelligent Search Agents, User Customisation, Agent Profiles
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10084414
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