Turnitoff : Identifying and Fixing a Hole in Current Plagiarism Detection Software

  title={Turnitoff : Identifying and Fixing a Hole in Current Plagiarism Detection Software},
  author={James M Heather},
In recent times, plagiarism detection software has become popular in universities and colleges, in an attempt to stem the tide of plagiarized student coursework. Such software attempts to detect any copied material and identify its source. The most popular such software is Turnitin, a commercial system used by thousands of institutions in more than one hundred countries. Here we show how to fix a loophole in Turnitin’s current plagiarism detection process. We demonstrate that, in its current… CONTINUE READING

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