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5 Reasons Plagiarism Detection is So Difficult

5 Reasons Plagiarism Detection is So Difficult

Difficult ClimbIf you’re looking for a plagiarism detection service, there are many to choose from. Well over three dozen companies and services right now are available to stand up and take a crack at help you either determine if a work is original or find plagiarized copies of a work elsewhere online.

However, many, if not most, of them are complete garbage.

So while the number of services that help people detect copied text is growing, most of them have been of very low quality and of very limited usefulness. This is something that’s highlighted in Dr. Deborah Weber-Wulff’s regular tests of plagiarism detection systems (detailed writeup coming).

But why is this? With so many companies entering the market and engineers addressing the problems, new plagiarism detection services should be getting exponentially better, not lagging well behind established players.

The reason is for this is simple: Plagiarism detection is very difficult and, sadly, technology isn’t really able to address the challenges that the industry faces.

So if you’re looking to create a new plagiarism detection service, here’s what you’re up against and the problems you are going to after. If you’re the user of such a service, here are the reasons why, at least in many cases, your results may be less than satisfactory.Continue Reading

Plaghunter: Copyscape for Your Images

Plaghunter: Copyscape for Your Images

Plaghunter aims to create a Copyscape for images, providing a simple, automated way for visual artists to track their work online. But does it work? Continue Reading

PlagiarismDetect: Solid Detection at a High Price

PlagiarismDetect: Solid Detection at a High Price

PlagairismDetect claims to have a superior plagiarism detection service, but is it worth the price?Continue Reading

Review: Plagiarism.Pro Falls Short

Review: Plagiarism.Pro Falls Short

Plagiarism.Pro provides some unique settings and features for a plagiarism checker, but it slips when trying to perform even the most basic search.Continue Reading

How Often Should You Check for Infringements?

How Often Should You Check for Infringements?

One of the most common questions I get asked is how often should one check for infringements. The answer is easy to find out.Continue Reading

PlagSpotter Updates Interface, Improves Service

PlagSpotter Updates Interface, Improves Service

PlagSpotter claims to have improved its service to fix its weaknesses. How well did it do and is it ready to compete with Copyscape?Continue Reading

PlagSpotter Review: Copyscape’s New Competition

PlagSpotter Review: Copyscape’s New Competition

PlagSpotter has taken aim at Copyscape to be the new major duplicate content/plagiarism detector. Does it hold up to the task?Continue Reading

The Limitation of Every Plagiarism Checker

The Limitation of Every Plagiarism Checker

As teachers and content creators rely more and more on plagiarism detection, they often lose sight of just how limited even the best tools are…Continue Reading

PlagScan Review: Solid Plagiarism Detection

PlagScan Review: Solid Plagiarism Detection

PlagScan, a German plagiarism detection service, certainly has fans all over the globe, but can it track your content online?Continue Reading

The 3 Uses for Plagiarism Detection Tools

The 3 Uses for Plagiarism Detection Tools

Plagiarism detection tools actually have to serve a variety of functions, here’s the three big ones that you need to be aware of.Continue Reading

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