Extraction of Library Update History Using Source Code Reuse Detection

Kanyakorn JEWMAIDANG  Takashi ISHIO  Akinori IHARA  Kenichi MATSUMOTO  Pattara LEELAPRUTE  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E101-D   No.3   pp.799-802
Publication Date: 2018/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2017EDL8205
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Software Engineering
Keyword: 
visualization,  software reuse,  source code similarity,  repository mining,  

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Summary: 
This paper proposes a method to extract and visualize a library update history in a project. The method identifies reused library versions by comparing source code in a product with existing versions of the library so that developers can understand when their own copy of a library has been copied, modified, and updated.