Plagiarism: Detection Techniques and Tools.

  • Proloyendu Bhoumick Ph.D scholar, Department of Education, Rabindra Bharati University.Kolkata.
Keywords: Plagiarism, Intrinsic Plagiarism Detection, Extrinsic Plagiarism Detection, Monolingual detection, Cross lingual detection.


Plagiarism is an act or practice of taking someone’s words, ideas or concept in one’s own creation without giving credit to the creator. This practice has been carried out since a long time in academia, music, film, painting, sculpture, and dance; to some extent in every dimensions of creative world. But particularly in academia, this practice has been widely spread over last several decades. Different effort has been taken to counter it.

Detection of plagiarize text document with high accuracy is a challenging task. Several methods or techniques are used by plagiarism detecting tools or software. A basic mechanism of textual plagiarism detection is based on matching or comparing the input text to the Reference text with Monolingual or Cross lingual detection. Plagiarize segment with references is provided as output of the process. Analyzing the writing style of the author in different part of a particular document, is the another technique used by plagiarism detecting tools or software. The present paper throws some light on the different types of plagiarism in academia and the corresponding technique to detect that. Last part of this paper states some available detection tools and software used by the different stakeholders in the academia.


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