Software agent

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In computer science, a software agent is a piece of autonomous, or semi-autonomous proactive and reactive, computer software. Many individual communicative software agents may form a multi-agent system.

To be considered an agent, a software object must be a self-contained program that is capable of making independent decisions and taking actions to satisfy internal goals based upon its perceived environment.

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Examples

The definition of agent processing can be approached from two interrelated directions:

  • internal state processing and ontologies for representing knowledge
  • interaction protocols - standards for specifying communication of tasks

Agent systems are used to model real world systems with concurrency or parallel processing.

See also

  • GNUBrain - Implementation of a multi agent framework (GPL)

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Further reading

pl:Agent (programowanie)

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