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Recovering behavioral design models from execution traces is not an easy task due to the sheer size of typical traces. In this paper, we describe a novel technique for achieving this. Our approach is based on filtering traces by distinguishing the utility components from the ones that implement high-level concepts. In the paper, we first define the concept of utilities; then we present an algorithm based on fan-in analysis that can be used for the detection of utilities. To represent the high-level behavioral models, we explore the Use Case Map (UCM) notation, which is a language used to describe and understand emergent behavior of complex and dynamic systems. Finally, we test the validity of our approach on an object-oriented system called TConfig.

-- Daniel Amyot - 11 Oct 2005


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Title Recovering Behavioral Design Models from Execution Traces
Authors A. Hamou-Lhadj, E. Braun, D. Amyot, and T. Lethbridge
Type Conference
Conference/Journal Title 9th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR)
Publisher IEEE Computer Society
Month March
Year 2005
Pages 112-121
DOI 10.1109/CSMR.2005.46
Keywords Reverse-engineering, Trace filtering, Use Case Maps, Visualization
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Topic revision: r2 - 12 Nov 2009 - 18:15:30 - Saeed Behnam
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