An Intelligent Programming Supporting Environment Based on Agent Model


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E80-D   No.2   pp.143-153
Publication Date: 1997/02/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Educational System using Multimedia and Communication Technology)
Category: Collaboration and Agent system for learning support
agent model,  agent communication language,  cooperative task,  collaboration,  intelligent programming supporting environment,  

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Recently, various systems based on agent model architecture have been developed. In these systems, 'agents' with their own goals and functions are embedded, and perform their own tasks through collaboration among them by communication to achieve a goal as the system requires. Using this agent model for the construction of educational systems, adaptive configuration of the system is achieved. The purpose of this study is to propose a methodology for the design of an educational system based on agent model architecture. This paper describes the configuration of the agent model and the communication language and protocol used to represent collaboration among the agents necessary for performing a cooperative task. Moreover, we explain how to organize these agents as an educational system. As a case to show the organization of agents, we discuss the configuration of an intelligent learning environment to support C shell programming in UNIX and explain the collaborative behavior of embedded agents.