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Author White, Daniel R. ♦ Joy, Mike S.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2004
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Natural language ♦ Plagiarism detection
Abstract With the increasing levels of access to higher education in the United Kingdom, larger class sizes make it unrealistic for tutors to be expected to identify instances of peer-to-peer plagiarism by eye and so automated solutions to the problem are required. This document details a novel algorithm for comparison of suspect documents at a sentence level and has been implemented as a component of plagiarism detection software for detecting similarities in both natural language documents and comments within program source-code. The algorithm is capable of detecting sophisticated obfuscation (such as paraphrasing, reordering, merging, and splitting sentences) as well as direct copying. The implemented algorithm has also been used to successfully detect plagiarism on real assignments at the university. The software has been evaluated by comparison with other plagiarism detection tools.
ISSN 15314278
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2004-12-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15314278
Journal Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC)
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 4

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