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23 February 2010 Safe software standards and XML schemas
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The goal of this work is to develop a safe software construction means for an XML based data standard for a class of medical devices, cytometry instruments. Unfortunately, the amount of empirical evidence to archive this goal is minimal. Therefore, technologies associated with high reliability were employed together with reuse of existing designs. The basis for a major part of the design was the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard and the Flow Cytometry Standard (FCS). Since the DICOM Standard is a Class II device, the safety of software should be maximized. The XML Schema Definition Language (XSDL) has been used to develop schemas that maximize readability, modularity, strong typing, and reuse. An instance and an instrument XML schema were created for data obtained with a microscope by importing multiple schemas that each consisted of a class that described one object. This design was checked by validating the schemas and creating XML pages from them.
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Robert C. Leif "Safe software standards and XML schemas", Proc. SPIE 7556, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies III, 755612 (23 February 2010);


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