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Advanced Tools for Process Specification Language

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
52088
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7.11.04
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840-2335
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Advanced Tools for Process Specification Language
Agency: DOC
Contract: SB1341-02-W-1120
Award Amount: $74,946.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop a robust PSL syntax based on XML and RDF that will further its role as an interlingua among various process modeling languages. In addition, we will develop the next-generation translator-generator system based on this format to automate the software development process of process-centric translation across applications and formats. One of today's greatest challenges to successful Inter-enterprise Process Engineering implementations is the lack of technology for enabling processes to be exchanged, analyzed, modified and executed as if processes were considered as core business transaction data. This necessitates the need for (a) technology and standards for process information, and (b) software tools that can interchange, extract, merge, and transform process data. Our proposed solution will solve these problems by extending the PSL standard and creating the PSL/XML syntax for increasing its adoption in industry. PSL/XML will be generic enough to incorporate future PSL extensions. It will also facilitate the development of the advanced toolkit that includes a PSL editor and a translator code generator. Our toolkit will be designed to be easily maintainable, scalable and extensible and it will require no additional programming for generating translators for new formats.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald Fernandes
Senior Research Scientist
9792605274
rfernandes@kbsi.com

Business Contact:

Perakath Benjamin
Vice President
pbenjamin@kbsi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840

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