In the afternoon, the project group headed to the RPA ICU where a prototype of clinical data analytics language was demonstrated to both the team and RPA employees by Yuzhong. The CDAL is effectively a less restricted natural language that allows users to ask complex analytical questions to the ICU database. For example a question could entail "Find the average heart rate for a class of patients exhibiting x,y,z characteristics over a x,y,z time interval".
Tomorrow, my aim is to continue to update this blog with a more detailed recount of the meeting, finish off a rough project plan, as well as update TRAC (a subversion and wiki that the team will also be using to track our progress, ideas and source code). I will also continue to work on my sections of the SRS which Hendy and I aim to at least get a draft level before next week.
Speaking of next week (week 1), we have organised a meeting with Angela (RPA contact) to discuss the how ICU works and the type of workflows that occur within an ICU at the RPA.