Re: Agent-based censorship

Jose Pina Miranda (
Mon, 5 Dec 1994 18:06:16 +0100


>>Following up the censorship discussions...
>>I'm on the board of directors of an after-school program that puts kids on
>>the Internet, among other things. (The real focus is to help kids tell
>>stories with multimedia computers.) We have a lot of concern about
>>liability if they're able to get to material that their parents find
>>This may be the classic "to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a
>>nail," but I'm interested in using our search engine's knowledgebase
>>capability to filter out objectionable material. It's not clear yet how
>>well this will work, but some of our customers' experience suggest that in
>>many ways, filtering agents are more accurate than search-based agents.
>>There are other applications, as well, such as filtering advertising,
>>flames, etc. I'd love to see more research and experimentation along those

I don't know if you have followed the discussion about the HTTP Proxy.
Give a look to

Best wishes,

Jose Miranda

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