D. Inman (UK)
Testing, Assessment, Plagiarism Detection.
The growing problem of plagiarism in education is
especially acute in project work where individual
contributions in specialised domains can be hard to detect.
In common with many others in education we have found
growing evidence of plagiarism in final year
undergraduate projects. These are an important part of our
undergraduate programmes here at London South Bank
University, contributing about 20% of the degree award.
Existing approaches for detecting non-original content are
flawed, and this paper describes work on an alternative
approach that integrates with our web based project
system that combines administration, monitoring and
promotion of good practice and fair assessment. This
paper describes the problems associated with existing
approaches, the use of natural language processing
techniques to assist in plagiarism detection and prevention
and reports on some initial results.