A Multi-agent System for Information Retrieval

  • Lenka Lhotska
  • Laura Prieto
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4739)


This paper is focused on description of a partial project of a multi-agent system for information retrieval. It is an integral part of a large ongoing project: the design of a multi-agent system for supporting medical diagnostics and monitoring in the area of cardiology (the ADAM system). Cooperating agents provide a very natural means of automating the pre-processing and (at least partially) the evaluation of a vast amount of medical data utilizing all available medical knowledge. As additional and very important functionality we have decided to design and implement agents that serve for building ontologies from medical resources on the Internet. The current phase of the project is targeted at implementing the system and putting it into full use.


multi-agent system information retrieval ontology medical information 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lenka Lhotska
    • 1
  • Laura Prieto
    • 2
  1. 1.Gerstner Laboratory, Czech Technical University in Prague, Technicka 2, 166 27 Prague 6Czech Republic
  2. 2.Universitat Rovira i Virgili, TarragonaSpain

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