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Issue No.05 - May (2010 vol.43)
pp: 20-26
Yun Wan , University of Houston
Gang Peng , Youngstown State University
BargainFinder, one of the earliest shopbot projects to receive media and public attention, debuted on 30 June 1995. Now, on the project's 15th anniversary, the authors review its progress and the many applications it's influenced.
Shopbots, Comparison-shopping agent, Electronic commerce, Decision support system, Web 2.0
Yun Wan, Gang Peng, "What's Next for Shopbots?", Computer, vol.43, no. 5, pp. 20-26, May 2010, doi:10.1109/MC.2010.149
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