Visualization of Text Clones in Technical Documentation

Morgan Ericsson
Linnaeus University, Sweden

Anna Wingkvist
Linnaeus University, Sweden

Welf Löwe
Linnaeus University, Sweden

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Ingår i: Proceedings of SIGRAD 2012; Interactive Visual Analysis of Data; November 29-30; 2012; Växjö; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 81:10, s. 79-82

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Publicerad: 2012-11-20

ISBN: 978-91-7519-723-4

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


An initial study of how text clones can be detected and visualized in technical documentation; i.e.; semi-structured text that describe a product; software; or service. The goal of the visualizations is to support human experts to assess and prioritize the clones; since certain clones can be either intentional or harmless. We study some existing visualizations designed for source code; and provide initial and limited adaption of these. A major difficulty in this adaptation is to manage the semi-structured technical documentation compared to structured source code.


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