Code Clone Detection Using Hybrid Approach
Many researchers have investigated different techniques to detect duplicate code in programs exceeding thousand lines of code. These techniques have limitation finding either the structural or functional clones. Code clones are the duplicated code that degrade the software quality and hence increase maintenance value. Detection of code clone in software system is extremely necessary to improve design,structure and quality of software product. The proposed lightweight weight hybrid approach uses textual analysis and comparison for detection of method level syntactical and semantic clones in C code and functional clones in C and Java code.
Clone detection, Functional clones, Textual analysis.