Definition of knowbot in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnəʊbɒt/


Computing trademark in the US
A program designed to search through large numbers of databases in response to requests for information by users of a network.
Example sentences
  • A problem with knowbots and other smart Web search tools is that they are good at finding things we know we want to know, but not at finding things we don't know we want to know.


1980s: from knowledgeable robot.

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