An Agent-based Online Shopping System in E-commerce

Ziming Zeng


The paper presents an agent-based shopping system. First, the system can acquire the customer’s current needs from system-customer interactions. Then the system integrates built-in expert knowledge and the customer’s current needs, and recommends optimal products based on multi-attribute decision method. In order to maintain a semantic conversation with sellers, the commodity ontology is also utilized to support sharable information format and representation. Finally, an experimental prototype based on JADE is developed. 

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