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Facilitating Virtual Interaction through Flexible Representation.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of E-Business Development and Management in the Global Economy
Publication statusPublished - 2010


Fluent, effortless and diverse e-business transactions depend on the ability of systems to interact automatically. The difficulties of tailoring representation and information to be consistent and therefore interoperable needs to fall not on human users but on automated systems. In this paper, we present our system, ORS, which is designed to be a tool for automated agents acting on behalf of people or systems which need to interact, to enable them to understand one another, despite the fact that they are not centrally or consistently designed.

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