14.0625 Findsame.com -- plagarism detector?

From: by way of Willard McCarty (willard@lists.village.Virginia.EDU)
Date: Sat Jan 27 2001 - 07:12:28 EST

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 625.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 11:58:24 +0000
             From: Han Baltussen <han.baltussen@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: Detecting plagiarism (fwd)

    Dear Willard

    on another list the question came up on detecting plagiarism and using the
    web. Has anyone any experience with the site mentioned?


    >Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 11:19:13 -0500
    >From: Mark Williams <wilm@calvin.edu>
    >Reply-To: classics@u.washington.edu
    >To: classics@u.washington.edu
    > >
    >I just read a piece on a website that claims to help instructors detect
    >plagiarism in papers and reports. The site is FindSame.com, and it
    >seems to search the web not for strings of just a few words but for much
    >longer portions of text. I visited the site briefly, and it seems to be
    >a free service. The proof will be in the pudding later on in the term,
    >I suppose. Meanwhile, has anyone used this service?
    >Here is the article that called my attention to the service:
    >Kent N. Schneider (East Tennessee State University)
    >"FindSame.com: A Powerful Tool for Detecting Plagiarism"
    >*The Teaching Professor* 15.1 (January, 2001), pp. 3, 6.


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