Issue No. 01 - January/February (1990 vol. 7)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/52.43051
<p>Extraction of the structural and, to a lesser degree, functional and dynamic properties of systems composed of modules and subsystems is treated. The process is equivalent to reverse engineering a system-level design description. The approach used is to map the resource exchange among modules and then derive a hierarchical design description using a system-restructuring algorithm. The medium for the design description is a module interconnection language, NuMIL. The performance of the algorithm shows that it is practical.</p>
large systems; dynamic properties; modules; subsystems; reverse engineering; system-level design description; resource exchange; hierarchical design description; system-restructuring algorithm; design description; module interconnection language; NuMIL; software engineering
S. C. Choi and W. Scacchi, "Extracting and Restructuring the Design of Large Systems," in IEEE Software, vol. 7, no. , pp. 66-71, 1990.