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Proceedings Eighth Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (2001)
Suttgart, Germany
Oct. 2, 2001 to Oct. 5, 2001
ISSN: 1095-1350
ISBN: 0-7695-1303-4
pp: 81
Ralf Kollmann , University of Bremen
Martin Gogolla , University of Bremen
Many CASE tools support reverse engineering and the UML. However, it can be observed that usually, only a subset of the UML notation is supported, namely those parts with a more or less direct code representation. Although a lot of research is done in this field, the more advanced features of UML notations are not commonly supported in reverse engineering.In this paper, we show approaches to discover patterns in program code that can be represented by means of advanced notational features of UML class diagrams. We obtain the necessary information by reverse engineering Java programs with different methods. These have been implemented in a prototypical implementation.
UML class diagrams, association, adornment, aggregation, composition, reverse engineering, design recovery.

R. Kollmann and M. Gogolla, "Application of UML Associations and Their Adornments in Design Recovery," Proceedings Eighth Working Conference on Reverse Engineering(WCRE), Suttgart, Germany, 2001, pp. 81.
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