Plagiarism and the internet
A web tool to check for plagiarism
The Wright State University reports in Web Site Helps Colleges and Schools Ensnare Plagiarists that plagiarism is such a big problem in universities that they are now using web-based software detection tools to spot potential cheats.
One of these is Turnitin, a document source analysis tool, which uses a set of powerful algorithms to make a digital fingerprint of any text document and compare it against over 4.5 billion pages of other documents stored on the internet, proprietary databases and other submitted documents.
Turnitin produces a detailed report of all areas in a document which might be copied from elsewhere – here’s an example from the Turnitin web-site.
Turnitin offers 5 free trial checks (I was unable to access this facility from their web-site).
In this digital asset era I am sure it is not only educationalists who need to be worried about plagiarism - either accidental or deliberate!
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