Identifying Authorship by Byte-Level N-Grams: The Source Code Author Profile (SCAP) Method

  title={Identifying Authorship by Byte-Level N-Grams: The Source Code Author Profile (SCAP) Method},
  author={Georgia Frantzeskou and Efstathios Stamatatos and Stefanos Gritzalis and Carole E. Chaski and Blake Stephen Howald},
Source code author identification deals with identifying the most likely author of a computer program, given a set of predefined author candidates. There are several scenarios where digital evidence of this kind plays a role in investigation and adjudication, such as code authorship disputes, intellectual property infringement, tracing the source of code left in the system after a cyber attack, and so forth. As in any identification task, the disputed program is compared to undisputed, known… CONTINUE READING
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