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Discovering Code Cloning in Software Source Code by Fingerprinting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239208D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Oct-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Oct-20
Document File: 3 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

Linux Defenders

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Authors:
Armijn Hemel

Abstract

This document describes a simple code clone detection method that extracts string constants and other idenfitiers (function names, method names, variable names, etc.) from source code and compares these identifiers to a knowledgebase with identifiers extracted from publicly available open source software with the aim of finding copied code.