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Architecture Reconstruction Guidelines

Technical Report
This report describes the process of architecture reconstruction using the Dali architecture reconstruction workbench.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2001-TR-026
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6572024.v1

Abstract

Architecture reconstruction is the process where the "as-built" architecture of an implemented system is obtained from the existing legacy system. This is done through a detailed analysis of the system using tool support. The tools extract information about the system and aid in building and aggregating successive levels of abstraction. If the reconstruction is successful, the end result is an architectural representation of the system that aids in reasoning about the system. In some cases, it may not be possible to generate a useful representation due to the system.

In this report, we describe the process of architecture reconstruction using the Dali architecture reconstruction workbench. We outline guidelines for reconstructing the architectural representations of existing systems. The process that is undertaken to reconstruct an architecture can be supported by other tools and in fact can be done manually.

Cite This Technical Report

Kazman, R., O'Brien, L., & Verhoef, C. (2001, August 1). Architecture Reconstruction Guidelines. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2001-TR-026). Retrieved March 2, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572024.v1.

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author={Kazman, Rick and O'Brien, Liam and Verhoef, Chris},
title={Architecture Reconstruction Guidelines},
month={Aug},
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howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572024.v1},
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Kazman, Rick, Liam O'Brien, and Chris Verhoef. "Architecture Reconstruction Guidelines." (CMU/SEI-2001-TR-026). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, August 1, 2001. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572024.v1.

R. Kazman, L. O'Brien, and C. Verhoef, "Architecture Reconstruction Guidelines," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-2001-TR-026, 1-Aug-2001 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572024.v1. [Accessed: 2-Mar-2024].

Kazman, Rick, Liam O'Brien, and Chris Verhoef. "Architecture Reconstruction Guidelines." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2001-TR-026). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Aug. 2001. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572024.v1. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kazman, Rick; O'Brien, Liam; & Verhoef, Chris. Architecture Reconstruction Guidelines. CMU/SEI-2001-TR-026. Software Engineering Institute. 2001. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572024.v1