Knowbot

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A knowbot is a kind of bot that collects information by automatically gathering certain specified information from web sites.

KNOWBOT is the acronym for Knowledge-Based Object Technology; this term, used as early as 1988[1] and known to have been implemented by December 1989 at the latest[2] describes computer-based objects developed for collecting and storing specific information, in order to use that information to accomplish a specific task, and to enable sharing that information with other objects or processes. An early use of knowbots was to provide a computerized assistant to users to complete redundant detailed tasks without a need to train the user in computer technology.

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  1. ^ "THE DIGITAL LIBRARY PROJECT VOLUME 1: The World of Knowbots (DRAFT) - An open architecture for a digital library system and a plan for its development" (PDF).
  2. ^ http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/Internet-documents/matrix/services/KIS-id.txt
  3. ^ "What is knowbot? - Definition from WhatIs.com".

This article is based on material taken from the Free On-line Dictionary of Computing prior to 1 November 2008 and incorporated under the "relicensing" terms of the GFDL, version 1.3 or later.