Sentence-Based Natural Language Plagiarism Detection
White, D.R. and Joy, M.S. (2004) Sentence-Based Natural Language Plagiarism Detection. ACM Journal on Educational Resources in Computing, 4 (4). pp. 1-20.
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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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ias edtech educational technology plagiarism|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Depositing User:||Dr Mike Joy|
|Date Deposited:||06 Nov 2010 16:53|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2011 12:16|
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