collaborative agent

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An agent which collaborates with other agents to carry out a task. These other agents can be simple reactive agents, other collaborative agents, or intelligent deliberative agents. Each has a degree of expertise about some area and calls upon the expertise of other agents in areas where it lacks knowledge. For example, an agent which carries out the process of periodically reorganizing a Web site might collaborate with an agent which is able to carry out the physical partitioning of the files which make up the site and also with a simple reactive agent which informs the Webmaster when the reorganization has been completed.

Subjects: Computing.

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