Room 4 - Testing and Use of Support Tools for Plagiarism Detection
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Mon Mar 1, 2021

Instructors and administrators are quite interested in a quick and painless solution to the prevalent problem of plagiarism. Software that supports identifying text similarity that could be plagiarism suggests that a single number can be derived that represents such a similarity level. Institutions sometimes rely on this number to determine sanctions. But how good are the systems at identifying problematic text? A research group with the European Network for Network Integrity recently published a multi-language test of 15 popular systems. The ramifications of the results on the use of these systems in educational settings will be discussed.

Debora Weber-Wulff Professor, HTW Berlin, Germany
Tomáš Foltýnek Assistant Professor, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic