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Mobile Agents in Distributed Environment for Information Retrieval

Jackson Mwiti Isaiah, Andrew M. Kahonge, E. Abande in Distributed Networks

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2019
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors:Jackson Mwiti Isaiah, Andrew M. Kahonge, E. Abande
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  1. Jackson Mwiti Isaiah, Andrew M Kahonge and E Abande. Mobile Agents in Distributed Environment for Information Retrieval. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 12(20):8-10, March 2019. URL, DOI BibTeX

    	author = "Jackson Mwiti Isaiah and Andrew M. Kahonge and E. Abande",
    	title = "Mobile Agents in Distributed Environment for Information Retrieval",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	issue_date = "March, 2019",
    	volume = 12,
    	number = 20,
    	month = "March",
    	year = 2019,
    	issn = "2249-0868",
    	pages = "8-10",
    	url = "",
    	doi = "10.5120/ijais2019451790",
    	publisher = "Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA",
    	address = "New York, USA"


With increase in amount of information being stored in remote locations, there is a need to have an efficient method that facilitates information retrieval. Most information retrieval operations use client server architecture which ends up taking much of bandwidth. Client server architecture moves data during operation and this takes too much bandwidth. This paper discusses mobile agents which present an ideal method that can be used in information retrieval due their ability to move the code instead of data and this property makes them suitable in saving bandwidth. Mobile agent is a technology generating a lot of interest due to its benefits in areas such as ecommerce, information retrieval. Mobile agent is a program that acts on behalf of the user and it is capable of moving from one location to another and performs action. The experiment was carried out to compare the performance of mobile agents and client server method in which it was found that mobile agents formed better that client server.


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Information retrieval, Agents communications, client server