15.415 detecting plagarism?

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 415.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2001 10:13:12 +0000
             From: Lorna Hughes <lorna.hughes@nyu.edu>
             Subject: detecting plagiarism?

    Dear Humanists,

    We are doing a little research into way in which technical solutions are
    being used to detect plagiarism in universities. We have evaluated
    turnitin.com, and looked at a couple of commercial solutions and ways of
    detecting if a student has obtained a paper form an on-line source. I was
    wondering if anyone had experience with any so-called plagiarism detecting
    tools? has anyone used traditional text-analysis tools for this, and if so,
    was it helpful?
    And do you have any experiences, suggestions or anecdotes that would help
    us in this process?

    I know that this is a pretty sensitive topic, so feel free to e-mail me
    privately on this subject!

    best wishes,

    Lorna M. Hughes				E-mail: Lorna.Hughes@NYU.EDU

    Assistant Director for Humanities Computing Phone: (212) 998 3070 Information Technology Services Fax: (212) 995 4120 New York University 251 Mercer Street New York, NY 10012-1185, USA


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