DupliCode is a joint venture project with a software company in Zürich on advanced techniques for the detection of similarities and duplication in source code.
The central benefit of the DupliCode prototype is that it becomes possible to identify identical or modified copies of source code in any kind of line-structured documents in a language independent fashion. Empirical studies have shown that the source code of large telecommunication software systems consists of up to 80% of duplications. These duplications are a maintenance nightmare.
DupliCode supports source code engineering: