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    REM4j - A framework for measuring the reverse engineering capability of UML CASE tools


    Kearney, Steven and Power, James F. (2007) REM4j - A framework for measuring the reverse engineering capability of UML CASE tools. In: 19th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 9-11 July 2007, Boston, USA.

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    Abstract

    Reverse Engineering is becoming increasingly important in the software development world today as many organizations are battling to understand and maintain old legacy systems. Today’s software engineers have inherited these legacy systems which they may know little about yet have to maintain, extend and improve. Currently there is no framework or strategy that an organisation can use to determine which UML CASE tool to use. This paper sets down such a framework, to allow organisations to base their tool choice on this reliable framework. We present the REM4j tool, an automated tool, for benchmarking UML CASE tools, we then use REM4j to carry out one such evaluation with eleven UML CASE tools. This framework allows us to reach a conclusion as to which is the most accurate and reliable UML CASE tool.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: REM4j; framework; measuring; reverse engineering; capability; UML CASE tools;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 6399
    Depositing User: Dr. James Power
    Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2015 16:12
    Refereed: Yes
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