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Date: 2009-09-03 (05:38)
From: Andrej Bauer <andrej.bauer@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Ocaml clone detector
As far as student plagiarism goes, we found out that for Java
programs, you can pretty much detect frauds by erasing everything from
the programs except parentheses ( ) { } and then comparing the
remaining strings for editing distance. My explanation is that
students who copy code don't want to spend much time on it. In order
to chance the parenthesis they would have to understand the structure
of the program, which they don't.

Andrej