CCT-Code: Cross-Consistency Training for Multilingual Clone Detection and Code Search

19 May 2023  ·  Nikita Sorokin, Dmitry Abulkhanov, Sergey Nikolenko, Valentin Malykh ·

We consider the clone detection and information retrieval problems for source code, well-known tasks important for any programming language. Although it is also an important and interesting problem to find code snippets that operate identically but are written in different programming languages, to the best of our knowledge multilingual clone detection has not been studied in literature. In this work, we formulate the multilingual clone detection problem and present XCD, a new benchmark dataset produced from the CodeForces submissions dataset. Moreover, we present a novel training procedure, called cross-consistency training (CCT), that we apply to train language models on source code in different programming languages. The resulting CCT-LM model, initialized with GraphCodeBERT and fine-tuned with CCT, achieves new state of the art, outperforming existing approaches on the POJ-104 clone detection benchmark with 95.67\% MAP and AdvTest code search benchmark with 47.18\% MRR; it also shows the best results on the newly created multilingual clone detection benchmark XCD across all programming languages.

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