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Agora: A Search Engine for Software Components

Technical Report
This 1998 report documents Agora, a software prototype that was developed by the SEI to create an automatically generated and indexed database of software products classified by component model.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-98-TR-011
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6571871.v1

Abstract

Agora is a software prototype being developed by the Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Systems Initiative at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). The object of this work is to create an automatically generated and indexed worldwide database of software products classified by component model. Agora combines introspection with Web search engines to reduce the costs of bring software to, and finding components in, the software marketplace. This report describes Agora's role in an emerging component industry and the features and capabilities provided by Agora. The implementations of a JavaBeans agent and a Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) agent are also described. These agents are used to gather components of their respective types.

Cite This Technical Report

Seacord, R., Hissam, S., & Wallnau, K. (1998, August 1). Agora: A Search Engine for Software Components. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-98-TR-011). Retrieved June 21, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571871.v1.

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author={Seacord, Robert and Hissam, Scott and Wallnau, Kurt},
title={Agora: A Search Engine for Software Components},
month={Aug},
year={1998},
number={CMU/SEI-98-TR-011},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571871.v1},
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Seacord, Robert, Scott Hissam, and Kurt Wallnau. "Agora: A Search Engine for Software Components." (CMU/SEI-98-TR-011). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, August 1, 1998. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571871.v1.

R. Seacord, S. Hissam, and K. Wallnau, "Agora: A Search Engine for Software Components," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-98-TR-011, 1-Aug-1998 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571871.v1. [Accessed: 21-Jun-2024].

Seacord, Robert, Scott Hissam, and Kurt Wallnau. "Agora: A Search Engine for Software Components." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-98-TR-011). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Aug. 1998. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571871.v1. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Seacord, Robert; Hissam, Scott; & Wallnau, Kurt. Agora: A Search Engine for Software Components. CMU/SEI-98-TR-011. Software Engineering Institute. 1998. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6571871.v1