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2009 WRI World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering
Parallel Parsing-Based Reverse Engineering
Los Angeles, California USA
March 31-April 02
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3507-4
Parsing descriptive programming languages, such as eXtendable Markup Language (XML) and Unified Modeling Language (UML), has been an active area of research. Lam, Ding, and Liu claim that among all important phases of XML (e.g., parsing, access, modification, and serialization), parsing is the most time-consuming one. That motivates investigation of efficient parsing techniques with applications in many computer science areas, including reverse engineering.While there are many works on parsing XML, there is still room for research about UML parsing. UML parsing is still challenging because UML deals with graphical representations, such as class icons, class diagrams, sequence diagrams, state diagrams, and not text representations that are input for traditional parsers. Reverse engineering is an important sub-area in software engineering and it basically means obtaining the UML specification from a source program described in an (object-oriented) programming language.
Index Terms:
reverse engineering, parallel parsing, UML
Stefan Andrei, "Parallel Parsing-Based Reverse Engineering," csie, vol. 7, pp.503-507, 2009 WRI World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering, 2009
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