reverse engineering

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reverse engineering

a situation where a firm obtains a competitor's product so as to disassemble it and from the resultant component analysis decide how to build a similar product.
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In this way, a protocol can be reverse engineered and fairly presented in finite state machine.
Correctness measures how accurate the reverse engineered protocol matches the true specifications of a protocol.
federal government, the reverse engineered automotive parts are certified by the industry itself.
(SCC), reverse engineered the source code on the microchip (but not the printer software) and offered an alternate chip that could be used with third-party and refilled cartridges.
In recent years, Americans and Europeans have reverse engineered the reverse engineering process and developed powerful tools to further compress development cycles.
This process should ensure that the end product of the newly developed program looks somewhat different from the original program that was reverse engineered. The new program can then be marketed directly against the original program with little fear of violating the original's copyright protection[3, 9].
It then describes the basic dilemma which this Comment attempts to solve: a computer program cannot legally be analyzed because (1) programs cannot be understood by humans unless they are reverse engineered; and (2) reverse engineering is itself a violation of copyright law.
It must be considered one of the most important reverse engineering tasks is the assignment of the dimensional and geometrical accuracy specifications of the reverse engineered components that are directly connected with manufacturing cost and time.
Your news item on Warwick University's project to provide CAD images of a vintage car will be good news for enthusiasts of the Lea Francis model but is not the first time that a vintage car has been reverse engineered (PE 13 February).
Characteristics of the five systems reverse engineered in phase 1 of this project are shown in Table 1.
In addition, of course, one who reverse engineered the software would also have breached the licensing contract.
In April this year, a senior Iranian parliamentary official announced that Iran has reverse engineered the RQ-170, adding that the Iranian version of the drone would soon have a test flight.