On both the public Internet and private Intranets, there is a vast amount of data available that is owned and maintained by different organizations, distributed all around the world. These data resources are rich and recent; however, information gathering and knowledge discovery from them, in a particular knowledge domain, confronts major difficulties. The objective of this article is to introduce an autonomous methodology to provide for domain-specific information gathering and integration from multiple distributed sources.
Rahimi, Shahram and Carver, Norman F. "A Multi-Agent Architecture for Distributed Domain-Specific Information Integration." (Jan 2005).