We want to develop a tool which can extract the business rules from cobol programs.
have You defined the <meta language> used to define the business rules ???
cheers enrico When I tell somebody to RTFM or STFW I usually have the page open in another tab/window of my browser, so that I am sure that the information requested can be reached with a very small effort
Did you try Google? There are products out there that claim to do just that. And I'd bet a doughnut they'd do a better job than anything you could cook up yourself. And, by the time you factor in the costs of trying to roll your own, it would be cheaper.