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Abstract : The use of multi-agent topical Web crawlers based on the endogenous fitness model raises the problem of controling the population of agents. We tackle this question through an energy based model to balance the reproduction-life expectency of agents. Our goal is to simplify the tuning of parameters and to optimize the use of ressources available for the crawling. We introduce an energy based model designed to control the number of agents according to the precision of the crawling. We present some experiments that show that the size of the population remains under control during the crawling.

Keywords : population control multi-agent topical crawling endogenous fitness

Author: Alban Mouton - Pierre-François Marteau -

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/


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