Electrical and Computer Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2006

Journal

Transactions on Information Science and Applications

Volume

3

Issue

2

First Page

291

Last Page

298

Abstract

Any file is fundamentally a binary data stream. A practical solution was achieved to interpret binary data stream. A new scripting language named Data Format Scripting Language (DFSL) was developed to describe the physical layout of the data in a structural, more intelligible way. On the basis of the solution, a generic software application was implemented; it parses various binary data streams according to their respective DFSL scripts and generates human-readable result and XML document for data sharing. Our solution helps eliminate the error-prone low-level programming, especially in the hardware devices or network protocol development/debugging processes.

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