Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 645.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2001 20:20:47 +0000
Subject: Plagiarism software
I've just received some materials from a company called "turnitin"
(www.turnitin.com). It is a service in Oakland, CA, that has
commercialized software developed by a Berkeley graduate student in
physics. It works like this. After an account has been established for a
class, an "electronic drop box" is established. Students submit electronic
versions of their papers to the drop box, and turnitin.com's computers
analyze each paper received. Instructors then use their own passwords to
access each student's "Originality report."
There's a good deal of information about the corpus against which papers
are checked as well.
There's a related non-profit organization as well at Plagiarism.org
Charles Faulhaber The Bancroft Library UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
(510) 642-3782 FAX (510) 642-7589 email@example.com
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