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Many companies sell software that suggests just that. Debora Weber-Wulff, professor for media and computing at the HTW Berlin, has previously conducted six tests of plagiarism detection systems, in,and Forinstead of attempting to test all possible systems, a selection was made that included software previously found to be at least partially useful, as well as some newcomers.
In all, 28 systems were investigated, but only 15 systems were able to complete the test series that included many new test cases designed to address specific aspects of the use of plagiarism detection systems at educational institutions.
In addition, Hebrew was used as the non-Latin test case language The results are comparable with previous years: Even if some of the systems are easier to use now, they still do not produce the documentation that would be necessary in Germany for presentation to an examination board.
Most troublesome is the continued presence of false negatives — the software misses plagiarism that is present — and above all false positives. When systems report significant plagiarism for common phrases, or even for a paper that is completely original, using these results without close examination may cause grave damage.
In particular, the numbers reported by the systems are not consistent and should be treated only as possible indicators, not as absolute judgment values.
Introduction Since researchers at the HTW Berlin have been testing so-called plagiarism detection software in order to determine how effective it is and how well it fits into university use cases. The HTW Berlin has kindly financed the student researchers and the equipment necessary for these tests so that they can be conducted as independently of the software producers as possible.
We were given free access to each of the software systems for which the tests could be completed, but this of course means that the software producers know exactly what it is that we were testing.
There have been six tests conducted up until now: The first four tests were general tests of plagiarism detection software. In the thesis of former German defense minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was tested with the top five systems from the test. A specialized test of collusion detection systems, ones that detect copying within a closed group of documents, was conducted in Although the results of past years have always demonstrated that such software is not a solution to the problem of plagiarism, most particularly because of constant problems with false positives and false negatives, as well as massive usability problems, many universities still want to purchase such software.
There has been much discussion, especially in Germany, about plagiarism in the aftermath of the zu Guttenberg plagiarism scandal GuttenPlag Wiki and the continuing documentation of major plagiarism in dissertations throughout Germany VroniPlag Wiki Educators are quite concerned, in particular because they are more often being confronted with text taken from the Internet — and quite often from the Wikipedia — in texts that their students submit for grading.
They wish, understandably, for some sort of litmus test that will weed out the plagiarisms before they have to embark on the ordeal of reading and grading the flood of papers.
As it turns out, the plagiarism problem is an extremely complex one. The first author will be addressing many facets of this in a forthcoming book Weber-Wulff Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to prevent plagiarism, engage students in the writing process, and provide personalized feedback.
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