Re: matching ASTs

"Ira D. Baxter" <>
19 Oct 2000 14:26:16 -0400

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From: "Ira D. Baxter" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 19 Oct 2000 14:26:16 -0400
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References: 00-10-095
Keywords: analysis

We did work on finding duplicate code in software systems.
A paper on clone detection:

      Baxter, I., Yahin, A., Moura, L., Sant'Anna, M., and Bier, L. 1998.
      Clone Detection Using Abstract Syntax Trees.
      Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Maintenance '98,
1998, IEEE Press

  that defines similarity can be found at

Ira Baxter, Ph.D., CTO 512-250-1018x140
Semantic Designs, Inc., FAX 512-250-1191
12636 Research Blvd #C214, Austin, Texas 78759

"J Alan Brogan" <> wrote in message
> Can anyone give me any help in the matching of syntax trees - how to find
> out whether two such trees are "similar", and what "similar" might mean.

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