This project aims to research and produce a client-side internet search tool.
The research will focus on intelligent agents as the high level methodology and other AI areas such as artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, knowledge-based systems, and genetic algorithms for detailed implementation issues.
Some research will also be devoted to internet search techniques and the study of 'web-communities'.
Special attention will be given to HCI issues, such as adaptable GUIs and automatic 'learning' of user preferences.
The final product will be a windows based application developed with Visual C++/MFC.
Towards the end of the project, I will briefly study the feasibility of a 'distributed search-engine' based on the client-side application as an idea for a future project.
The final report is now available to download.