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A communication interface for decoupling one software application from another software application such communications between applications are facilitated and applications may be developed in modularized fashion. The communication interface is comprised of two libraries of programs. One library manages self-describing forms which contain actual data to be exchanged as well as type information regarding data format and class definition that contain semantic information. Another library manages communications and includes a subject mapper to receive subscription requests regarding a particular subject and map them to particular communication disciplines and to particular services supplying this information. A number of communication disciplines also cooperate with the subject mapper or directly with client applications to manage communications with various other applications using the communication protocols used by those other applications.

Title
Apparatus and method for providing decoupled data communications between software processes
Application Number
386584
Publication Number
5966531
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
October 12, 1999
Inventor
Mark Bowles
Woodside
CA, US
Marion Dale Skeen
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Cooley Godward
Assignee
Reuters
GB
IPC
G06F 15/40
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