Autonomous Document Classification for Business

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  author =       "Chris Clack and Jonny Farringdon and Peter Lidwell and 
                 Tina Yu",
  title =        "Autonomous Document Classification for Business",
  booktitle =    "The First International Conference on Autonomous
                 Agents (Agents '97)",
  year =         "1997",
  editor =       "W. Lewis Johnson",
  pages =        "201--208",
  address =      "Marina del Rey, California, USA",
  publisher_address = "1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA",
  month =        feb # " 5-8",
  organisation = "ACM SIGART",
  publisher =    "ACM Press",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  ISBN =         "0-89791-877-0",
  URL =          "",
  URL =          "",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1145/267658.267716",
  size =         "11 pages",
  abstract =     "With the continuing exponential growth of the Internet
                 and the more recent growth of business Intranets, the
                 commercial world is becoming increasingly aware of the
                 problem of electronic information overload. This has
                 encouraged interest in developing agents/softbots that
                 can act as electronic personal assistants and can
                 develop and adapt representations of users information
                 needs, commonly known as profiles.

                 As the result of collaborative research with Friends of
                 the Earth, an environmental issues campaigning
                 organisation, we have developed a general purpose
                 information classification agent architecture and have
                 applied it to the problem of document classification
                 and routing. Collaboration with Friends of the Earth
                 allows us to test our ideas in a non-academic context
                 involving high volumes of documents.

                 We use the technique of genetic programming (GP), (Koza
                 and Rice 1992), to evolve classifying agents. This is a
                 novel approach for document classification, where each
                 agent evolves a parse-tree representation of a user's
                 particular information need. The other unusual features
                 of our research are the longevity of our agents and the
                 fact that they undergo a continual training process;
                 feedback from the user enables the agent to adapt to
                 the user's long-term information requirements.",
  notes =        " see also

Genetic Programming entries for Christopher D Clack Jonny Farringdon Peter R Lidwell Tina Yu