Recovering Business Rules from Legacy Source Code for System Modernization

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TypeArticle
ConferenceProceedings of The International RuleML Symposium on Rule Interchange and Applications (RuleML-2007), October 25-26, 2007., Orlando, Florida, USA
Subjectreverse engineering; business rules; information retrieval; system modernization.; règles administratives; récupération d'information; modernisation de systèmes.
AbstractBy using several reverse engineering tools and techniques, it is possible to extract business rules from the legacy source code that are easy to understand by the non-IT experts. These business rules can be used at different stages of system modernization. System maintainers can use the rules to locate in the code parts affected by a change in a rule. Business analysts can use those rules as means to aide understanding of the system at a business level. The extracted rules can serve as source of documentation and possible input for configuring a new system. This paper presents a novel approach for extracting business rules from legacy source code and application of the results at different stages of system modernization.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number49855
NPARC number8913222
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