Finding Clones with Dup: Analysis of an Experiment

  title={Finding Clones with Dup: Analysis of an Experiment},
  author={Brenda S. Baker},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
An experiment was carried out by a group of scientists to compare different tools and techniques for detecting duplicated or near-duplicated source code. The overall comparative results are presented elsewhere. This paper takes a closer look at the results for one tool, Dup, which finds code sections that are textually the same or the same except for systematic substitution of parameters such as identifiers and constants. Various factors that influenced the results are identified and their… CONTINUE READING
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