University of Hertfordshire


  • CSTR208

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  • S. Carter
  • R. Frank
  • D. Tansley
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Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Publication series

NameComputer Science Technical Report


We report on the development of a tool which uses neural nets to help in the detection of 'clone' software in large telecommunication software systems. Cloning is a primitive form of software re-use, whereby existing blocks of source code are copied and adapted, for use elsewhere in the system or to implement new functionality. A number of representation schemes for presenting the source code to Self-Organising Maps (SOMs) have been tried. The more favourable of these have been applied in a hybrid, modular tool architecture. The current result is a demonstration system in trial.

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