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User-Defined Critics for Software Adaptation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
58435
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02SB2-0225
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DISCOVERY MACHINE, INC.
454 Pine Street Suite 1C Williamsport, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: User-Defined Critics for Software Adaptation
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q04CR003
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal investigates using a knowledge acquisition system called The Discovery MachineT to enable SMEs to construct critics to evolve software. The Discovery Machine enables SMEs to construct critics by providing: Easy to use KA tools for capturing and experimenting with processes and objects, Very high-level formal languages for encoding, validating and verifying processes and objects in a semantic ontology, Help systems and intelligent meta-agents for guiding users through algorithmically difficult processes.The combination of these ideas can enable automated construction of software critics, and, ultimately, fully-functioning software code generated directly from SME specified requirements. Current tools such as CASE and UML diagramming tools are focused onassisting software professionals in communicating design ideas to programmers. Some tools such as Rational Rose provide limited code generation and validation capabilities. They still require professional software developers who understand UML and thedetailed syntax of generated object-oriented languages. In addition these visual languages are not

Principal Investigator:

Todd Griffith
Founder, Chief Technical
5703290251
griffith@discoverymachine.com

Business Contact:

Greg Sutter
President
9197825331
gsutter@discoverymachine.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DISCOVERY MACHINE, INC.
454 Pine Street Williamsport, PA 17701

EIN/Tax ID: 233023737
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No