Enhancing comparison shopping agents through ordering and gradual information disclosure

  title={Enhancing comparison shopping agents through ordering and gradual information disclosure},
  author={C. Hajaj and Noam Hazon and David Sarne},
  journal={Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems},
The plethora of comparison shopping agents (CSAs) in today’s markets enables buyers to query more than a single CSA when shopping, thus expanding the list of sellers whose prices they obtain. This potentially decreases the chance of a purchase within any single interaction between a buyer and a CSA, and consequently decreases each CSAs’ expected revenue per-query. Obviously, a CSA can improve its competence in such settings by acquiring more sellers’ prices, potentially resulting in a more… Expand
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