How Plagiarism3D works

Plagiarism3D is simple to use, it consists of:

  1. A client - the user interface (runs on Mac, Windows and Linux)
  2. A server - the part that does the actual scanning (runs on Mac and Linux)

For Macs and Linux machines, the 2 parts can be bundled into 1 program that runs everything. If you want to use a Windows machine as a client, then a server has to be installed on a separate Mac or Linux machine.

For demonstration purposes, we provide a client that connects to our server. Normally the client and server would be on YOUR local network.


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Usage scenarios:

Here is our standard approach to using Plagiarism3D, details are in the UserGuide. Other strategies are discussed below.

  1. Scan for plagiarism between students in 1 class.
  • The instructor has 1000 students with 1 final lab report from their current class.
    • All documents are placed in a single folder “P-reports”
      • Naming the folder P-….  causes Plagiarism3D to recogize these as Primary documents
    • Load and run Plagiarism3D
    • Scan compares all lap reports to each other
  1. Scan for uncited use of primary literature.
  • The instructor has 15 students with an end of term paper, they request that students submit PDFs of their primary literature (20 refs at least)
    • Place term papers into a “P-papers” folder
    • Place all (15 x 20) primary literature into a “R-refs” folder
      • Naming the folder R-….  causes Plagiarism3D to recogize these as Reference documents
    • Load and run Plagiarism3D
    • Scan compares term papers to each other and to the primary literature and highlights common text. Primary literature documents are not compared to each other because they recognized as Reference documents .
  1. Scan for plagiarism between lap reports in 1 classs and lab reports from previous years.
  • The instructor has 500 lab reports from 2017, but the lab was the same in 2016 and 2015.
    • Place 500 2017 lab reports into a “P-reports-2017” folder
      • Naming the folder P-….  causes Plagiarism3D to recogize these as Primary documents
    • Place 500 2016 lab reports into a “R-reports-2016” folder
      • Naming the folder R-….  causes Plagiarism3D to recogize these as Reference documents
    • Place 500 2017 lab reports into a “R-reports-2015” folder
      • Naming the folder R-….  causes Plagiarism3D to recogize these as Reference documents
    • Load and run Plagiarism3D
    • Scan compares lab reports from 2017 to each other and to the reports from previous years and highlights common text. Old lab reports are not compared to each other because they recognized as Reference documents. 


An example:

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