Reference: Hayes-Roth, B. & Larsson, J. E. A Domain-Specific Software Architecture for a Class of Intelligent Patient Monitoring Agents. 1994.
Abstract: We present a domain-specific software architecture (DSSA) that supports development of a variety of intelligent patient monitoring (IPM) agents through component reuse and reconfiguration. Specifically, the IPM DSSA comprises: (a) a reference architecture that supports the shared functional requirements of IPM agents and provides a framework for configuring diverse application-specific sets of components; (b) principles for decomposing IPM expertise into highly reusable components, along with a growing library of such components; and (c) an interactive application configuration tool that helps a user to select application-relevant components from the library and automatically configures selected components within the architecture. We demonstrate the efficacy of the IPM DSSA with results from the Guardian project, a series of experimental agents for monitoring intensive care patients.
Notes: Updated May 1995.
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