Course 4190.515: Intelligent Learning Agents (Advanced Artificial Intelligence)


 

School of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University

 Instructor

Prof. Byoung-Tak Zhang 

 TA:

Jong-Woo Lee (Room 301-451, Tel.: 880-7302)

 Classroom

301-101

 Time

wed pm 6:00 ~ pm 9:00  [new]

 Objectives
  • Understand how agents are different from other existing software systems
  • Understand the state of the art in the field of intelligent agents
  • Obtain an overview of a wide range of applications of intelligent agents
  • Identify the potential of machine learning techniques for making agents more intelligent
 References
  • Intelligent Information Agents: Agent-Based Information Discovery and Management on the Internet , Matthias Kulusch (Ed.), Springer, 1998.
  • Readings in Agents, Michael N. Huhns and Munundar P. Singh (Eds.), Morgan Kaufmann, 1997.
  • Software Agents, Bradshaw, P., MIT Press, 1997.
  • Software Agents and Soft Computing, Hyacinth S. Nwana and Nader Azarmi, 1997
  • Machine Learning, Tom Mitchell, McGraw-Hill, 1997.
  • Artificial Intelligence: Past, Present, and Future, (in Korean), Byoung-Tak
    Zhang, In Computers in the 21st Century, Chap. 11, Kyohaksa, pp. 176-200, 1998.
  • Methods for Machine Learning, (in Korean), Byoung-Tak Zhang, In Cognitive Science: An Introduction, 1998.
  • Agent Sourcebook, Alper Caglayan, Colin harrison, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,1997.
 Requirements
Presentation of papers (30%), term paper (50%), quizzes (10%), active participation in discussion (10%)
 Related  Links
Bulletin Board
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Date

Main Subject (Product / Prototype)

Presenter

Week 1

Course Outline 

 

Week 2

Introduction to Intelligent Agents [pdf file]

 

Week 3 (3/15)

Learning Methods for Agents [pdt file1] [pdf file2]

 

Week 4 (3/22)

E-mail Agents (Beyond Mail, Lotus Notes, Maxims) [pdf file]

Lashkari, Y., Metral, M. and Maes, P., Collaborative interface agents, In Proceedings of National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-94), 1994.

Krulwich, B., and Burkey, C., The ContactFinder agent: Answering bulletin board questions with referrals,In Proceedings of National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-96), pp.10-15, 1996.

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Week 5 (3/29)

Scheduling Agents (Calendar System) [pdf file1] [pdf file2]

Kozierok, R. and Maes, P., A learning interface agent for scheduling meetings. In Proceedings of ACM SIGCHI International Workshop on Intelligent User Interfaces, pp.81-88, ACM Press, 1993.

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Week 6 (4/12)

Desktop Agents (Office2000 Help, Open Sesame!) [pdf1]

  

Week 7 (4/19)

Web Search Agents (Surfboard) [pdf1] [pdf2] [pdf3] [pdf4]

Liren Chen and Katia Sycara, WebMate: A personal agent for browsing and searching, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents (AA-98), 1998.

Filippo Menczer, ARACHNID: Adaptive retrieval agents choosing heuristic neighborhoods for information discovery, In Proceedings of International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-97), pp.227-235, 1997.

Justin Boyan, Dayne Freitag, and Thorsten Joachims, Machine learning architecture for optimizing web search engines, In AAAI Workshop on Internet-based Information Systems, 1996.

Anders Falk and Ing-Marie Jonsson, PAWS: an agent for WWW-retrieval and filtering, In Proceedings of Conference on Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Technology (PAAM-96), pp. 169-179, 1996. 

 

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Week 8 (4/26)

Webbrowsing Agents (WebWatcher) [pdf1] [pdf2]

Henry Lieberman, Letizia: an agent that assists web browsing, In Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-95), pp. 475-480, 1995.

Thorsten Joachims, Dayne Freitag, and Tom M. Mitchell, WebWatcher: A tour guide for the world wide web, In Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-97), pp. 770-775, 1997. 

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Week 9 (5/3)

Information Filtering Agents (Infofinder) [pdf1] [pdf2] [pdf3] [pdf4]

Alexandros Moukas, Amalthaea: Information discovery and filtering using a multiagent evolving ecosystem, In Proceedings of Conference on Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Technology (PAAM-96), pp. 421-436, 1996.

Dhruv Gupta et al., Jester 2.0: A new linear time collaborative filtering algorithm applied to jokes, In SIGIR Workshop on Recommender Systems, 1999.

Krulwich, B. and Burkey C., The InfoFinder agent: Learning user interests through heuristic phrase extraction, IEEE Expert, pp. 22-27, Sep.-Oct., 1997.

Rhodes, B. J. and Starner, T., Rememberance agent: A continuously running automated information retrieval system, In Proceedings of the International Conference on the Practical Applications of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agents Technology (PAAM-96), pp. 487-495, 1996.

Pazzani M. and Billsus D., Learning and revising user profiles: The identification of interesting web sites, Machine Learning, Vol. 27, pp. 313-331, 1997. 

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Week 10 (5/10)

News-service Agents (Newshound) [pdf1] [pdf2] [pdf3] [pdf4]

Resnick, P. et al., GroupLens: An open architecture for collaborative filtering of netnews, In Proceedings of Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW-94), pp. 175-186, 1994.

Toshiki kindo, et al., Adaptive personal information filtering system that organizes personal profiles automatically, In Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-97), pp.716-721, 1997.

Kenrick J. Mock, Hybrid hill-climbing and knowledge-based methods for intelligent news filtering, In Proceedings of National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-96), pp. 48-53, 1996.  

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Week 11 (5/17)

Comparison Shopping Agents (Mysimon) [pdf1] [pdf2] [pdf3]

Doorenbos R.B., O. Etzioni and D. Weld, A scalable comparison-shopping agent for the World Wide Web, pp. 39-48, In Proceedings of International Conference on Autonomous Agents (AA-97), 1997.

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Week 12 (5/24)

Brokering Agents (Personalogic ,Barnes) [pdf1] [pdf2] [pdf3] [pdf4]

Anthony Chavez et al., A real-life experiment in creating an agent marketplace, In Proceedings of Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agents Technology (PAAM-97), pp. 159-178, 1997.

Chavez A. and Pattie Maes, Kasbah: an agent marketplace for buying and selling goods, In Proceedings of Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agents Technology (PAAM-96), pp. 75-90, 1996. 

 

 

 

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Week 13 (5/30)

Auction Agents (AuctionBot ,AuctionWeb) [pdf1] [pdf2] [pdf3]

Pablo Noriega and Carles Sierra, Auctions and multi-agent systems, Intelligent Information Agents, pp. 153-173, Springer, 1999.

Pere Garcia et al., Bidding strategies for trading agents in auction-based tournaments, In International Workshop on Agent Mediated Electronic Trading (AMET-98), pp. 151-165, 1998.

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Week 14 (6/14)

Negotiation Agents (DataDetectors) [pdf1] [pdf2]

Robert Guttman and Pattie Maes, Agent-mediated integrative negotiation for retail electronic commerce, In International Workshop on Agent Mediated Electronic Trading (AMET-98), pp. 71-90, 1998.

B.C.M. Wondergem, P. van Bommel, T.W.C. Huibers, and Th.P. van der Weide, An Electronic Commerce Paradigm for Agent-Based Information Discovery, Information, Interdisciplinaire Conferentie Informatiewetenschap 1997.

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Week 15

Wrap Up 

 

Week 16