DEVONtechnologies has announced the beta development of and upcoming release of DEVONagent. DEVONagent is a utility designed to be an automatic user defined seacrch assistant. Using several search engines, the app harvests Web sites based on user behavior. According to DEVONtechnologies:
DEVONtechnologiesi new Internet search agent software DEVONagent is now in internal beta phase and will be ready for shipping in Q1/2003.
Consequently, new screenshots and more background information have been posted on the web site.
Based on DEVONtechnologiesi revolutionary DEVONtechnology, DEVONagent is the information finding tool of the next generation. It simulates the behaviour of a human web surfer scanning the Internet for a specific piece of information.
Technically, DEVONagent uses a variety of searching techniques and collects the results from all major search engines such as Google or Altavista. Then it visits all the found web sites, downloads, analyses and weights them to find the most relevant pages, eliminating information junk automatically on-the-fly.
You can find more information about DEVONagent at the DEVONtechnologies Web site. DEVONagent is expected to be released in Q1.