A Language-Independent Library for Observing Source Code Plagiarism

Ricardo Franclinton, Oscar Karnalim

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Background: Most source code plagiarism detection tools are not modifiable. Consequently, when a modification is required to be applied, a new detection tool should be created along with it. This could be a problem as creating the tool from scratch is time-inefficient while most of the features are similar across source code plagiarism detection tools.

Objective: To alleviate researchers' effort, this paper proposes a library for observing two plagiarism-suspected codes (a feature which is similar across most source code plagiarism detection tools).

Methods: Unique to this library, it is not constrained by the selected programming language for development. It is executed from command line, which is supported by most programming languages.

Results: According to our evaluation, the library is integrable and functional. Moreover, the library can enhance teaching assistants' accuracy and reduce the tasks' completion time.

Conclusion: The library can be beneficial for the development of source code plagiarism detection tools since it is integrable, functional, and helpful for teaching assistants.

Keywords:

Language independency, Plagiarism detection, Reusable library, Source code, Tool development


Keywords


Language independency; Plagiarism detection; Reusable library; Source code; Tool development

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