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Interacting with an active, integrated environment

Rodden, Thomas and Sawyer, Peter and Sommerville, Iain (1988) Interacting with an active, integrated environment. In: SDE 3: Proceedings of the third ACM SIGSOFT/SIGPLAN software engineering symposium on Practical software development environments. ACM, New York, pp. 76-84. ISBN 0-89791-290-X

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Abstract

Software engineering environments are intended to provide a cohesive and integrated set of tools to support the process of software engineering with much current research into environment design focussed on maximising the degree to which these tools can be integrated. This paper describes the architecture of a prototype environment which attempts to achieve a high degree of integration using techniques drawn from artificial intelligence, office automation and object-oriented programming. This environment is implemented as a federation of intelligent, co-operating agents which communicate, with each other and with users, by message passing. This paper is particularly concerned with user interface integration including the mechanisms employed to permit inter-agent and agent-user communications.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57623
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2012 16:09
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 01:28
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57623

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