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There are several methods and technologies for comparing the statements, comments, strings, identifiers, and other visible elements of source code in order to efficiently identify similarity. In a prior paper we found that comparing the whitespace patterns was not precise enough to identify copying by itself. However, several possible methods for improving(More)
There are several different methods of comparing source code from different programs to find copying 1 1 Although many in the field refer to plagiarism, this is not accurate. Plagiarism is unauthorized copying. The algorithms defined in this field of computer science can detect copying but not whether the copying was authorized. We will refer to " copied(More)
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