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    An Infrastructure to Support Interoperability in Reverse Engineering

    Kraft, Nicholas A. and Malloy, Brian A. and Power, James F. (2007) An Infrastructure to Support Interoperability in Reverse Engineering. Information and Software Technology, 49 (3). pp. 292-307. ISSN 0950-5849

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    An infrastructure is a set of interconnected structural elements, such as tools and schemas, that provide a framework for supporting an entire structure. The reverse engineering community has recognized the importance of interoperability, the cooporation of two or more systems to enable the exchange and utilization of data, and has noted that the current lack of interoperability is a contributing factor to the lack of adoption of available infrastructures. To address the problems of interoperability and reproducing previous results, we present an infrastructure that supports interoperability among reverse engineering tools and applications. We present the design of our infrastructure, including the hierarchy of schemas that captures the interactions among graph structures. We also develop and utilize our implementation, which is designed using a GXL-based pipe-filter architecture, to perform a case study that demonstrates the feasibility of our infrastructure.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the preprint version of the article published at DOI: 10.1016/j.infsof.2006.10.014
    Keywords: Reverse engineering; Data interoperability; Graph-based tools; Tool interoperability; GXL;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 6402
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    Depositing User: Dr. James Power
    Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2015 16:11
    Journal or Publication Title: Information and Software Technology
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: No
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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