Just-in-time information retrieval agents

  title={Just-in-time information retrieval agents},
  author={Bradley J. Rhodes and Pattie Maes},
  journal={IBM Systems Journal},
A just-in-time information retrieval agent (JITIR agent) is software that proactively retrieves and presents information based on a person's local context in an easily accessible yet nonintrusive manner. This paper describes three implemented JITIR agents: the Remembrance Agent, Margin Notes, and Jimminy. Theory and design lessons learned from these implementations are presented, drawing from behavioral psychology, information retrieval, and interface design. They are followed by evaluations… CONTINUE READING
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