Cancer Patient Data Retrieval Agent (CAPRA)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 N43 CO51007-000,
Agency Tracking Number: 29276
Amount: $749,101.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Chi Systems, Inc.
Gwynedd Office Park, 716 N. Bethlehem Pike, Suite 3, Lower Gwynedd, PA, 19002
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wayne Zachary
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
We will develop a prototype software tool known as CAPRA (a CAncer Patient data Retrieval Agent).will act as an intelligent agent that can assist oncological researchers and diagnosticians in accesand manipulating information from PDQ and CANCERLIT databases and other information sources availablthrough the National information infrastructure. The CAPRA architecture will model the search and tstrategies of human information gathering specialists so as to support anticipatory prediction of usneeds. This model will be captured and implemented using our innovative COGNET analysis methodologyintelligent agent software construction tool. These technologies have previously been used to repreconstruct intelligent agents in a variety of complex domains. Tasks to be performed during Phase Iarchitecture and functionality of the intelligent agent, applying cognitive engineering techniques tof the behaviors' and strategies of human searchers, implementing that model using BATON software, tdemonstrating the performance of the prototype agent, and incorporating the results of previous taskassessment report and a plan to provide a more detailed demonstration of CAPRA's capabilities during

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