Shuai Xie

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—When implementing new features into a software system, developers may duplicate several lines of code to reuse some existing code segments. This action creates code clones in the software system. The literature has documented different types of code clone (e.g., Type-1, Type-2, and Type-3). Once created, code clones evolve as they are modified during both(More)
—Copy and paste activities create clone groups in software systems. The evolution of a clone group across the history of a software system is termed as clone genealogy. During the evolution of a clone group, developers may change the location of the code fragments in the clone group. The type of the clone group may also change (e.g., from Type-1 to Type-2).(More)
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