Using software birthmarks to identify similar classes and major functionalities

@inproceedings{Kakimoto2006UsingSB,
  title={Using software birthmarks to identify similar classes and major functionalities},
  author={Takeshi Kakimoto and Akito Monden and Yasutaka Kamei and Haruaki Tamada and Masateru Tsunoda and Ken-ichi Matsumoto},
  booktitle={MSR},
  year={2006}
}
Software birthmarks are unique and native characteristics of every software component. Two components having similar birthmarks indicate that they are similar in functionality, structure and im-plementation. Questions addressed in this paper include: Which are similar class files? Can they be gathered into one class file? What are major functionalities among class files? To answer to these questions, this paper analyzed the similarity of birthmarks for all pairs of classes in ArgoUML, and… CONTINUE READING

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