reverse engineering

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reverse engineering

n.
The analysis of a device or program to determine its function or structure, often with the intent of re-creating or modifying it.

reverse engineer v.
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It also needs to be appreciated that back-engineering a classification scheme once an intranet has been deployed is a very difficult exercise, and that the more effort put into specifying requirements at the outset, the better the result will be, and the lower the bill for remedial consulting services.