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A knowbot is a kind of bot that collects information by automatically gathering certain specified information from web sites.

KNOWBOT is the acronym for Knowledge-Based Object Technology. This term, used as early as 1988[1] and known to have been implemented by December 1989 at the latest[2] describes computer-based objects developed for collecting and storing specific information, in order to use that information to accomplish a specific task, and to enable sharing that information with other objects or processes. An early use of knowbots was to provide a computerized assistant to users to complete redundant detailed tasks without a need to train the user in computer technology.

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  1. ^ "THE DIGITAL LIBRARY PROJECT VOLUME 1: The World of Knowbots (DRAFT) - An open architecture for a digital library system and a plan for its development" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-09-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "What is knowbot? - Definition from".