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FW: Thoughts on automatic discovery

From: Charlie Abela <abcharl@maltanet.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 23:39:09 +0100
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Charlie

-----Original Message-----
From: Charlie Abela [mailto:abcharl@maltanet.net]
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 7:04 PM
To: paolucci+@cs.cmu.edu
Subject: RE: Thoughts on automatic discovery

Hi

I read with interest the paper found at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~softagents/papers/ISWC2002.pdf and I would like to ask a question.
The algorithm is assuming that the request supplied to the matching algorithm has both inputs and outputs. But how is the requester
going to know what inputs to supply.
To continue with the example supplied:
Suppose that the advertisement states that it also requires as input whether the payment is cash or by instalment (in which case
there could be an add-on to the price due to interests). Will the matching fail at this point? If yes how would this discovery of
the advertisement's inputs occur?

Thanks

Regards,

Charlie
Received on Monday, 22 April 2002 17:40:45 GMT

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