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Plagiarism-Finder

By Mediaphor Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
The Internet makes it easier than ever for students to plagiarize term papers, but this application aims to strike fear into the hearts of deceptive students by comparing a document with the Web to find excessive similarities. The user-friendly interface lets you quickly select files for examination, although the trial version only supports one document at a time. The program generates HTML reports, highlighting suspicious passages, and gives you a link to the Web source, so you can check for yourself. Plagiarism-Finder was fairly accurate with passages of seven or more words but didn't work as well with smaller bits of text. Therefore, we feel the program does a good job of catching blatant cases of plagiarism, but can't be called foolproof. Though it may not help finger the most savvy cheats, this app still can serve as a handy weapon for teachers and professors.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2.2

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added November 9, 2004
Version 1.2.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Popularity

Total Downloads 124,181
Downloads Last Week 7
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Developer's Description

With Plagiarism-Finder, any Windows-based PC with Internet access can be used to check files for exact-phrase matching on the Web. Upon completing the scan, Plagiarism-Finder highlights suspect passages and includes links to matching Web pages. A detailed report gives the user a comprehensive source list and the percentage of text copied from each source, as well as the document's overall percentage of copied text.

Version 1.2.2 includes increased precision, a filter for URLs, an improved bibliography, and optimized import of MS Word and PDF documents.