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Desarrollo de alternativas para una nueva distribución de planta para la compañía manufacturera Trail King S.A. de C.V.

Universidad de las Américas Puebla
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  • Ingeniería Industrial Con área De Manufactura
  • Computer Science


An Agent-Based Approach to the Construction of Floristic Digital Libraries J. Alfredo Sánchez, Cristina A. López Laboratory of Interactive and Cooperative Technologies Universidad de las Américas-Puebla Cholula, Puebla 72820 México Tel: +50-22-29-2666 E-mail: {alfredo, [email protected] John L. Schnase Center for Botanical Informatics Missouri Botanical Garden P.O. Box 299 St. Louis, MO 63166-0299 USA E-mail: [email protected] ABSTRACT This paper describes an agent-assisted approach to the construction of floristic digital libraries, which consist of very large botanical data repositories and related services. We propose an environment, termed Chrysalis, in which authors of plant morphologic descriptions can enter data into a digital library via a web-based editor. An agent that runs concurrently with the editor suggests potentially useful morphologic descriptions based on similar documents existing in the library. Benefits derived from the introduction of Chrysalis include reduced potential for errors and data inconsistencies, increased parallelism among descriptions, and considerable savings in the time regularly spent in visually checking for parallelism and manually editing data. KEYWORDS: agents, agent-based interfaces, floristic digital libraries, FNA, Chrysalis. INTRODUCTION Constructing the vast data repositories that will support knowledge-intensive activities in digital libraries poses problems of enormous dimensions. Two problems of particular importance are the digitization of existing data in various formats and media (such as books, magazines, microfiche and newspapers), and the introduction of new data which is constantly generated and needed to keep the library's holdings complete and up-to-date. The use of autonomous agents, an emergent computer science area [Lesser and Gasser 1995; Sánchez 1997; Wooldridge et al. 1996], is a promising approach to addressing a number of these problems [Fox 1994]. This paper reports on the development of an agen

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