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dc.contributor.authorDavey, N.
dc.contributor.authorBarson, P.
dc.contributor.authorField, S.
dc.contributor.authorFrank, R.
dc.contributor.authorTansley, D.
dc.date.accessioned2007-09-06T15:33:29Z
dc.date.available2007-09-06T15:33:29Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.citationDavey , N , Barson , P , Field , S , Frank , R & Tansley , D 1995 , ' The development of a software clone detector ' , International Journal of Applied Software Technology , vol. 1 , no. 3/4 , pp. 219-236 .
dc.identifier.issn1198-5577
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 97241
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: c7bd6709-9d2b-4214-8c34-2c69dcb1888c
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/617
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/617
dc.description.abstractCloning, the copying and modifying of blocks of code, is the most basic means of software reuse. Code cloning has been very extensively used within the software development design community. Unofficial surveys carried out within large, long term software development projects suggest that 25-30% of the modules in this kind of system may have been cloned. A system to detect clones of procedures in large software systems is described. The system uses a self organising neural net, a SOM, to cluster feature vectors associated with the procedures. We report how a prototype system was developed and subsequently enhanced into a full product quality tool. The limitations of the SOM-based tool are the long training times and the fixed number of clone classes that are created. A second neural net model, the Dynamic Competitive Learning (DCL) net, which overcomes both these limitations is also discussed as a possible component: the results of our initial trials with the SOM-based tool and the DCL-based prototype are given.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Applied Software Technology
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dc.titleThe development of a software clone detectoren
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Computer Science
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Computer Science
dcterms.dateAccepted1995
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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