This paper provides an extensive survey of data reverse engineering methods. It encompasses reverse engineering of COBOL files, navigational, relational, multidimensional and object databases. We propose a taxonomy of engineering and reengineering activities, according to the different abstraction levels. The main reverse engineering methods are presented and compared. We describe the specific features of each main method. Finally, we discuss some unsolved problems opening areas for future research.
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