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October 20, 2014 Discovering Code Cloning in Software Source Code by Fingerprinting
This document describes a simple code clone detection method that extracts string constants and other idenfitiers (function names, method names, variable names, etc.) from source code and compares these identifiers to a knowledgebase with identifiers extracted from publicly available open source software with the aim of finding copied code.
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