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A Survey on Design Pattern Detection Approaches
Mohammed Ghazi Al-Obeidallah, Miltos Petridis, Stelios Kapetanakis
Pages - 41 - 59     |    Revised - 30-11-2016     |    Published - 31-12-2016
Volume - 7   Issue - 3    |    Publication Date - December 2016  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Design Patterns, Detection, Reverse Engineering, Gang of Four, Patterns Recovery, Survey.
ABSTRACT
Design patterns play a key role in software development process. The interest in extracting design pattern instances from object-oriented software has increased tremendously in the last two decades. Design patterns enhance program understanding, help to document the systems and capture design trade-offs.

This paper provides the current state of the art in design patterns detection. The selected approaches cover the whole spectrum of the research in design patterns detection. We noticed diverse accuracy values extracted by different detection approaches. The lessons learned are listed at the end of this paper, which can be used for future research directions and guidelines in the area of design patterns detection.
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Mr. Mohammed Ghazi Al-Obeidallah
Department of Computing, University of Brighton - United Kingdom
m.al-obeidallah@brighton.ac.uk
Dr. Miltos Petridis
Department of Computing, University of Brighton - United Kingdom
Dr. Stelios Kapetanakis
Department of Computing, University of Brighton - United Kingdom