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Constructing Intelligent Agents with Java

Angela Poynton
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
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A potentially interesting book, but little use as a reference. This book consists largely
of annotated Java source code for a simple expert system shell or knowledgebase, with a few
simplistic examples of embedding business rules in classes based on an "intelligent Agent Framework".
Unfortunately, the "agents" presented in this book are just classes which are dynamically loaded into
a container, and offer not much new to anyone who has used servlets or EJBs.
I read through this book, and was sufficiently dissapointed with the code that
I wrote my own, considerably more flexible, knowledgebase using based on the same
principles, so it was useful for that, but unless you are in a similar situation,
you should probably avoid this book.(Frank Carver - Sheriff - Nov 2000)

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