The Internet/WWW has made it possible to easily access quantities of information never available before. However, both the amount of information and the variation in quality pose obstacles to the efficient use of the medium. Artificial intelligence techniques can be useful tools in this context. Intelligent systems can be applied to searching the Internet and data-mining, interpreting Internet-derived material, the human-Web interface, remote condition monitoring and many other areas.This volume presents the latest research on the interaction between intelligent systems (neural networks, adaptive and connectionist paradigms, fuzzy and rule-based systems, intelligent agents) and the Internet/WWW. It surveys both the employment of intelligent systems to facilitate and enhance the use of the Internet, and applications where the Internet is a channel through which intelligent techniques are applied.
A Review of Search and Resource Discovery Techniques in Peer-to-Peer Networks (S Botros & S Waterhouse); Adaptive Content Mapping for Internet Navigation (R W Brause & M Ueberall); Flexible Queries to XML Information (E Damiani et al.); Agent-Based Hypermedia Models (W Balzano et al.); Self-Organizing Neural Networks Application for Information Organization (R Rizzo); Emotion-Orientated Intelligent Systems (T Ichimura et al.); Public Opinion Channel: A Network-Based Interactive Broadcasting System for Supporting a Knowledge-Creating Community (T Fukuhara et al.); A New Era of Intelligent E-Commerce Based on Intelligent Java Agent-Based Development Environment (iJADE) (R S T Lee); Automated Internet Trading Based on Optimized Physics Models of Markets (L Ingber & R P Mondescu); Implementing and Maintaining a Web Case-Based Reasoning System for Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems Sales Support (I Watson).