Strategies for data reengineering

Jean Henrard, Jean Marc Hick, Philippe Thiran, Jean Luc Hainaut

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This paper describes and analyzes a series of strategies to migrate data-intensive applications from a legacy data management system to a modern DMS. Considering two ways to migrate the data and three ways to propagate the corresponding perturbation to the program code, the paper identifies six reference strategies that provide different levels of quality and induce different costs. Three of them are discussed in detail and illustrated by the conversion of COBOL files into a SQL database.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 9th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering, WCRE 2002
PublisherIEEE Computer society
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0769517994
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Event9th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering, WCRE 2002 - Richmond, United States
Duration: 29 Oct 20021 Nov 2002


Conference9th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering, WCRE 2002
CountryUnited States


  • Computer aided software engineering
  • Computer languages
  • Data conversion
  • Data engineering
  • Data structures
  • Laboratories
  • Production
  • Relational databases
  • Reverse engineering
  • User interfaces

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