University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
It is very difficult for beginners to define and find the most relevant literature in a research field. They can search on the web or look at the most important journals and conference proceedings, but it should be much better to receive suggestions directly from experts of the field. Unfortunately, this is not always possible and systems like CiteSeer and GoogleScholar become extremely useful for beginners (and not only). In this paper, the authors present an agent-based system that facilitates scientific publications search. Users interacting with their personal agents produce a transfer of knowledge about relevant publications from experts to beginners.