Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 1, Pages: 1-10
R. Martin Monroy*, Julio R. Ribon and Plinio Puello
*Author for correspondence
R. Martin Monroy,
Department of System Engineering, University of Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia; [email protected]
Objectives: There are multiple approaches for processes to recover the architecture of a software product; however, a catalog has not been found, indicating when and how they should be used. The objective of this work is to propose a characterization model of the Software Architectures Recovery Process (SARP), which serves as a reference to establish the structure of the mentioned catalog.
Methods: The model was obtained by applying the pattern matching technique to establish the common aspects of all the approaches identified in the literature review.
Findings: The results of the evaluation of the model reveal its usefulness as a reference to establish the structure of the catalog, indicating when and how a specific process of architectures recovery should be used.
Applications: The defined model is a new way of structuring and documenting SARP, which facilitates the understanding, analysis and selection of approaches to recover the architecture of a software product.
Keywords: Architecture Recovery, Characterization Model, Reverse Engineering
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