robots, first developed Vinton G. Cref and Robert
E. Kahn for National Research Initiatives. Knowbots
are programmed by users to scan networks for various kinds of related
information, regardless of the language or form in which it expressed. "Knowbots support parallel computations at different
sites. They communicate with one another, and with various servers in the network and with users."
[Scientific American, September 1991, p.74.] [AS]