Agents on the Web: Conversational Agents

@article{Huhns1997AgentsOT,
  title={Agents on the Web: Conversational Agents},
  author={Michael N. Huhns and Munindar P. Singh},
  journal={IEEE Internet Computing},
  year={1997},
  volume={1},
  pages={73-75}
}
And, soon there will be a lot of them. The computational architecture that seems to be evolving out of an informationally chaotic web consists of numerous agents representing users, services, and data resources. A typical paradigm of usage is as follows: resource agents advertise to the services; user agents use the services to find the resource agents, and then query them for the information they need.