This paper presents a generic methodology for database reverse engineering comprising two main steps, namely Data structure extraction and Data structure conceptualization. The first process tries to elicit the physical data structures of the database, while the second one tries to recover the semantics of these structures. This methodology is illustrated by a small, but non-trivial, example through which a set of COBOL files is transformed into a relational database.
|Title of host publication||Actes du 2ème Forum International d'Informatique Appliquée|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
- CASE tool
- reverse engineering