A Semantic Web Data Retrieval Implementation with an Adaptive Model for Supporting Agent Decision Structures

Electronic Commerce Research, Vol. 7, pp. 5-16, 2007

25 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2009 Last revised: 6 Nov 2014

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James V. Hansen

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy

James McDonald

Brigham Young University

Conan Albrecht

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy

Douglas L. Dean

Brigham Young University - Information Systems Department

Bonnie Anderson

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This paper proposes an adaptive learning approach that yields decision models that can be applied by a transactions agent. This model can learn effectively with a variety of data distributions. This research used the Semantic Web as a data access approach. The Semantic Web is a method that sellers can use to publish semantically meaningful information on Websites so that automated applications can reliably access that information. We implemented a Semantic Web composed of 30 vendors' Web pages and a spider to search those pages to obtain product and vendor information. This information was used to train a learning agent, which then provided a decision model to a transaction agent.

Keywords: adaptive learning, agents, ontology, semantic web

Suggested Citation

Hansen, James V. and McDonald, James B. and Albrecht, Conan and Dean, Douglas L. and Anderson, Bonnie, A Semantic Web Data Retrieval Implementation with an Adaptive Model for Supporting Agent Decision Structures (2007). Electronic Commerce Research, Vol. 7, pp. 5-16, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1413391

James V. Hansen

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy ( email )

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James B. McDonald

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Conan Albrecht

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy ( email )

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Brigham Young University - Information Systems Department ( email )

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Bonnie Anderson

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy ( email )

Provo, UT 84602
United States

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