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Received Revised This paper describes work undertaken in the ADEPT (Advanced Decision Environment for Process Tasks) project towards developing an agent-based infrastructure for managing business processes. We describe how the key technology of negotiating, service providing, autonomous agents was realised and demonstrate how this was applied to the BT(More)
This paper describes how ADEPT's agent-based design and implementation philosophy was used to prototype a business process management system for a real-world application. The application illustrated is based on the British Telecom (BT) business process of providing a quote to a customer for installing a network to deliver a specified type of(More)
This study assesses the effect of adding continuous-infusion fluorouracil to palliative thoracic radiation therapy (RT) on the rate and duration of symptom relief in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Two hundred eligible patients with NSCLC were randomized to receive either 20 Gy in five daily fractions as palliation for(More)
Between 1971 and 1988, 20 patients with previously undiagnosed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), of intermediate or high grade histology presented with extradural spinal cord compression. All had decompressive surgery. The first treatment after surgery was chemotherapy in nine and radiotherapy in 11 patients. At presentation 15% were ambulant and this improved(More)
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