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Subjectivity in Clone Judgment: Can We Ever Agree?

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Abstract

An objective definition of what a code clone is currently eludes the field.
A small study was performed at an international workshop to elicit
judgments and discussions from world experts regarding what characteristics
define a code clone. Less than half of the clone candidates judged had
80% agreement amongst the judges. Judges appeared to differ primarily in
their criteria for judgment rather than their interpretation of the clone
candidates. In subsequent open discussion the judges provided several
reasons for their judgments. The study casts additional doubt on the
reliability of experimental results in the field when the full criterion
for clone judgment is not spelled out.



BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{kapser_et_al:DagSemProc.06301.12,
  author =	{Kapser, Cory and Anderson, Paul and Godfrey, Michael and Koschke, Rainer and Rieger, Matthias and van Rysselberghe, Filip and Wei{\ss}gerber, Peter},
  title =	{{Subjectivity in Clone Judgment:  Can We Ever Agree?}},
  booktitle =	{Duplication, Redundancy, and Similarity in Software},
  pages =	{1--5},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings (DagSemProc)},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  year =	{2007},
  volume =	{6301},
  editor =	{Rainer Koschke and Ettore Merlo and Andrew Walenstein},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2007/970},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-9701},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagSemProc.06301.12},
  annote =	{Keywords: Code clone, study, inter-rater agreement, ill-defined problem}
}

Keywords: Code clone, study, inter-rater agreement, ill-defined problem
Seminar: 06301 - Duplication, Redundancy, and Similarity in Software
Issue date: 2007
Date of publication: 19.04.2007


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