International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJARCSSE)
Software engineering is an about development, design operation and maintenance of software. But there are some factors that make software maintenance difficult. Code clone is one of the factors that increase software maintenance and also cause code bloating. A code clone is nothing a similar or duplicate code in a source code or created either by replication or some modifications. Various clone detection techniques are proposed, that are quite efficient in providing clones. Many plagiarism detection also work in finding the duplicated code, but not applicable on large systems.