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Associating metadata with cross correlating code snippets Disclosure Number: IPCOM000197783D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-22

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A program is disclosed with which metadata is assigned to code snippets and projects. This metadata is used to drive other tools which aim to reduce code replication and improve code reuse. The metadata is used to determine appropriate code snippets to be reused from a respository of reusable code. Automated system processes assign and analyse project and code metadata, such as license information and copyright data. This means that the program disclosed helps to filter and identify more precisely the appropriate code snippets for the user's needs as well as ensuring the license restrictions are not broken.