Anatomy of virtual shopping agent and its commercial application

Chang Ming Cheung, Qing Li, Yueting Zhuang

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Abstract

There are tremendous numbers of online merchants available nowadays selling products ranging from grocery to automobile. It is difficult for online shoppers to make sensible buying decision depends only on the first generation, yahoo-type search engines that provide only URLs of shops. Instead, Virtual Shopping Agent (VSA) is designed and implemented to collect, process and classify product information from different online merchants such that online shoppers can have a single point of entry to massive shopping information in an elegantly organized and searchable manner. Ultimately, fast comparison-shopping and better purchasing decision can be made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Conference for You Computer Scientist
Subtitle of host publicationin Computer Science and Technology in New Century
EditorsZ. Wu, Y. Zhuang, Q. He, S. Zhang, B. Wei, Z. Wu, Y. Zhuang, Q. He, S. Zhang, B. Wei
Pages511-515
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Sixth International Conference for Young Computer Scientist: In Computer Science and Technology in New Century - Hangzhou, P.R., China
Duration: 23 Oct 200125 Oct 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Sixth International Conference for You Computer Scientist: in Computer Science and Technology in New Century

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Sixth International Conference for Young Computer Scientist: In Computer Science and Technology in New Century
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHangzhou, P.R.
Period23/10/0125/10/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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