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CoinsExtractor: The architects' buddy in identifying conceptual interoperability constraints

: Abukwaik, Hadil; Abujayyab, Mohammed; Rombach, H. Dieter


Association for Computing Machinery -ACM-:
European Conference on Software Architecture Workshops, ECSA 2015. Proceedings : Session "Architecture Tool Demos Track", September 7 - 11, 2015, Dubrovnik/Cavtat, Croatia
New York: ACM, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3393-1
Art. 69, 5 S.
European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) <9, 2015, Cavtat/Dubrovnik>
Fraunhofer IESE ()
information extraction

Identifying and resolving conceptual mismatches between two software systems are crucial for their successful interoperation. However, it is a tedious and time-consuming task for software architects to manually provide interoperability-relevant information about their software systems, especially in the case of large software systems. This paper demonstrates CoinsExtractor, a novel tool that aids architects in accomplishing this task effectively and efficiently. CoinsExtractor enables architects to determine the interoperable parts of their software system, to automatically extract the interoperability-relevant information about these parts from the existing UML documents of the system, and finally to document the extracted information in a standard way to be shared with third-party clients. To better support the conceptual analysis, CoinsExtractor categorizes the extracted information based on the concepts it presents.